Item No: mca1850300
Additional Title: PsalterScript: Gothic bookhand
NickName: Lewis Psalter
Folio Number: ff. 30v-31r
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Opening showing calendar pages for October and November
Notes: The roundels in this opening depict the zodiac signs Scorpio and Sagitarius and the labors of the months of October and November. In the upper roundel on the verso, two men pour wine into a barrel. On the verso, a man knocks acorns from trees to feed the pigs below. An entry for St. Edmund (d. 869), the king of the East Angles, appears in the calendar for November. His feast day is celebrated on November 20. His name and other English saints in the calendar and litany suggest that the psalter may have been intended for an English audience.
Notes: This manuscript has been dated to ca. 1225-1240.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1466054
Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1250
Image Dimensions Width: 230 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E 185