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Full-page initial S of Psalm 68, showing scenes from 2 Samuel 6. At the foot of the columns, bas-de-page scenes. Scrolls lacking text.

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Full-page initial S of Psalm 68, showing scenes from 2 Samuel 6. At the foot of the columns, bas-de-page scenes. Scrolls lacking text.

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Names
Tickhill, John (Scribe)
Collection

Psalterium.

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1310
Library locations
Spencer Collection
Shelf locator: Spencer Collection Ms. 026
Notes
Ownership : Written at the Augustinian Priory of Worksop (Radnor) in Nottinghamshire, by John Tickhill, prior of the monastery from 1303-14. Fourteen early coats of arms on various pages. The Marquess of Lothian collection. His sale (1932) to Rosenbach.

Content : 30 lines per page (38 on ff. 3-6) in two columns, ruled in blackish-brown ink. Collation: quire I has 2 folios, which were probably added in the fifteenth century. The remaining quires, II-XX, have eight folios each. Prickings visible.

Content : D.D. Egbert argues that the psalter was probably executed while John Tickhill was prior of Worksop, between 1303 and 1314, and perhaps more precisely to ca. 1310. See Egbert, ch. 1, for discussion of evidence. Last quire in a different hand?

Content : De Ricci, 1340. Egbert volume. Library dossier.

Content : Initials of various sizes and types of decoration, border decoration, rubrics, penwork, etc. Decorations are done in many colors, and much gold leaf is used. Decorations were not completed -- those later in the manuscript are missing text or coloring.

Content : Parchment

Content : Richly decorated with biblical scenes at the foot of each column, historiated initials, grotesques, animals and human faces.

Content: The final quarter of the manuscript is decorated incompletely. Photographs and slides exist of all folios of this manuscript. The foliation only goes to f. 154; it skips f. 2 and is thereafter incorrect, but for convenience it will be used here.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
UUID: f98f6b30-002e-0130-a4b0-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1310: Created
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Full-page initial S of Psalm 68, showing scenes from 2 Samuel 6. At the foot of the columns, bas-de-page scenes. Scrolls lacking text." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1310. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-eb6a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Full-page initial S of Psalm 68, showing scenes from 2 Samuel 6. At the foot of the columns, bas-de-page scenes. Scrolls lacking text." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 30, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-eb6a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. (1310). Full-page initial S of Psalm 68, showing scenes from 2 Samuel 6. At the foot of the columns, bas-de-page scenes. Scrolls lacking text. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-eb6a-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Full-page initial S of Psalm 68, showing scenes from 2 Samuel 6. At the foot of the columns, bas-de-page scenes. Scrolls lacking text.