Item Info

Item No: mca1810432
Additional Title: Psalter
Script: Gothic bookhand
Language: Latin
Folio Number: f. 43v
Source: Rare Book Department
Notes: Initial D, beginning Psalm 38
Notes: This initial D begins Psalm 38, "Dixi custodiam vias meas ut non delinquam in lingua meam..." (I said I will take heed to my ways, that I sin not with my tongue). A saint kneels before an altar with a chalice as he points to his mouth to demonstrate the first verse of the psalm. The abstracted vegetal motifs in the border decoration are characteristic of a group of manuscripts produced in the Ghent-Bruges region of Flanders, or modern-day Belgium. This group has been identified by scholars as the "Tweede" group based on shared stylistic affinities.
Notes: This manuscript has been dated to ca. 1270.
Sirsi Catalog Key: 1457698
Country: Country:Flanders

Creation Year (Single Year or Range Begin): 1275
Image Dimensions Width: 127 mm
ShelfMark: Lewis E 181
Creator Name: "Tweede" Group - Artist

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