Psalter, Italy, Late 15th Century



Citation

Unknown., “Psalter, Italy, Late 15th Century,” Brooks Library Digital Collections, accessed December 22, 2014, http://digital.lib.cwu.edu/items/show/8665.

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Title

Psalter, Italy, Late 15th Century

Subject

Psalters -- Italy -- Illustrations; Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval -- Italy; Illumination of books and manuscripts, Italian; Manuscripts, Medieval

Description

This page from an Italian psalter shows the last half of Psalm 85. Psalm 86 begins at the green decorated initial and continues on to the verso. This scribe used many abbreviations to save space, and also left out several words of each Psalm. A close look reveals the faded red ruling lines. Ruling the vellum before copying was necessary for the scribe to write an attractive, straight line. The script here is Rotunda Gothic.

Creator

Unknown.

Source

18.5 x 13.5. In distinctive Otto Ege mat, cream-colored with fine red ruling lines. Handwritten note (Ege's hand) in pencil reads "1485 A. D. Italy Psalter". Lower left corner of mat bears the mark "63/18." Other pieces bear similar mark of 63 over a changing number.

Date

1485

Rights

Central Washington University, Special Collections

Relation

Possible Ege leaf.

Format

jpeg

Language

Latin

Type

Text

Identifier

Z5948 .C3 no.3