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Opening of psalms, with large historiated initial showing King David playing his harp. Border design and coats of arms.

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Historiated initial of King David playing his harp; unidentifed coat of arms of first owner in lower margin.

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Psalterium, cum antiphonario.

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1525 - 1550
Place Term: Poissy, France
Library locations
Spencer Collection
Shelf locator: Spencer Collection Ms. 042
Topics
Harps
Musicians
David, King of Israel
Notes
Ownership : Coat of arms f. 13v: arms of the d'Astros (Toulouse) and St. Servais (Liege) families. Arms on doublures belong to Perkins family, perhaps book collector Henry Perkins (1778-1855)? Purchased for Spencer from Pecaro Inc., 1948.

Content : 21 long lines per page, ruled in red ink. Quaternions are the norm. Quire signatures visible.

Content : 5 historiated initials, accompanied by floreate borders with animal figures.

Content : De Ricci, Supplement, 332. Library dossier.

Content : Given the fragility of the manuscript, the description is based on information in the dossier. Photos may not be possible.

Content : Latest-canonized saint in calendar is Antoninus of Florence (1523). The calendar includes the Feast of the Separation of the Apostles, which was dropped in 1551. Thus ms. dated 1523 - 1551. Localization: Sept. 9 reads "Dedic ecclic detortoy laberti."

Content : Material ff. 201-39 show that this manuscript was meant for a Dominican nun, including the "Letania pro sorore moriente," ff. 206-10.

Content : Parchment

Content: Small and medium illuminated initials in blue and red; blue and red linefillers. Rubrics.
Type of Resource
Still image
Identifiers
UUID: d7c2f190-c61e-012f-0dbb-58d385a7bc34

Item timeline of events

  • 1525: Created (Approximate)
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Opening of psalms, with large historiated initial showing King David playing his harp. Border design and coats of arms." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1525 - 1550. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-ec31-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Opening of psalms, with large historiated initial showing King David playing his harp. Border design and coats of arms." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed April 27, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-ec31-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. (1525 - 1550). Opening of psalms, with large historiated initial showing King David playing his harp. Border design and coats of arms. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47da-ec31-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

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Opening of psalms, with large historiated initial showing King David playing his harp.  Border design and coats of arms.