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Ferial psalter Ms. Codex 1057
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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Abstract

Ferial psalter, containing the psalms divided into eight sections: seven for the psalms for matins through the week and the eighth containing all the psalms for vespers, accompanied by indications of invitatories, antiphons, hymns, short chapter readings, and concluding with canticles, a litany and prayers. The eight sections are marked with illumination or penwork. The psalter is preceded by antiphons and hymns added in the 16th century and a 14th-century liturgical calendar including the feast day of Saint Vigilius, Bishop of Trent, and 17th-century entries for the deaths of members of the community of the abbey of Saint Walburga.

Physical Description

Support: parchment; Extent: 272 leaves : 116 x 75 (80 x 55) mm. bound to 125 x 95 mm; Collation: Parchment and paper, 272; 1⁶ 2-22¹² 23⁶; quires 3-23 signed i-xxii in red on last verso, except quire 18 (xvi), where the lower margin of the last leaf has been repaired; [1-10; 10-271]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto, with two leaves marked 10; the foliation references in this record use the pencil foliation as it appears in the manuscript.

Layout

Written in 16 long lines (psalter).

Script

Calendar and main text written in a Gothic hand; first quire of antiphons and hymns, additions to calendar, and marginalia in later hands.

Decoration

Two historiated initials with painted initials with white tracery and painted ascenders and descenders with grotesques in the margins (ff. 15v, 182v); four 4- to 6-line painted initials in blue and red with openwork foliate motifs, decorated with red and blue penwork and grotesques (ff. 46v, 106r, 132v, 156v); two 2- to 3- line painted initials with red and blue penwork (ff. 67r, 86r); numerous 1- and 2- line initials alternating between red and blue; rubrics in red; handcolored engraving of St. Christopher pasted onto front pastedown.

For a full list of Decorations in this manuscript please see the Content and Decorations section by clicking on the [i] button in the top left corner of the image viewer above.

Notes

Ms. codex.

Title supplied by cataloger.

These are pages that we pulled aside that disrupted the flow of the manuscript reader. These may be bindings, inserts, bookmarks, and various other oddities.

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Keywords
14th century
Psalter
Devotion
Astronomy
Italy
Bible
Biblical
Christian
Italian
University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts

Place of Origin

Trento (Italy)

Date

Probably written in Trento (based on liturgical calendar), circa 1350.

Binding

Late 16th-century blind-stamped pigskin with two brass clasps.

Language

Latin, with later additions in German

Provenance

Sold by Les Enluminures (Chicago & Paris), 2007.

return to search Ferial psalter Ms. Codex 1057

Place of Origin

Trento (Italy)

Date

Probably written in Trento (based on liturgical calendar), circa 1350.

Language

Latin, with later additions in German

Provenance

Sold by Les Enluminures

Manuscript Overview

Abstract

Ferial psalter, containing the psalms divided into eight sections: seven for the psalms for matins through the week and the eighth containing all the psalms for vespers, accompanied by indications of invitatories, antiphons, hymns, short chapter readings, and concluding with canticles, a litany and prayers. The eight sections are marked with illumination or penwork. The psalter is preceded by antiphons and hymns added in the 16th century and a 14th-century liturgical calendar including the feast day of Saint Vigilius, Bishop of Trent, and 17th-century entries for the deaths of members of the community of the abbey of Saint Walburga.

Notes

Ms. codex.

Title supplied by cataloger.

Script note

Calendar and main text written in a Gothic hand; first quire of antiphons and hymns, additions to calendar, and marginalia in later hands.

Decoration Note

Two historiated initials with painted initials with white tracery and painted ascenders and descenders with grotesques in the margins (ff. 15v, 182v); four 4- to 6-line painted initials in blue and red with openwork foliate motifs, decorated with red and blue penwork and grotesques (ff. 46v, 106r, 132v, 156v); two 2- to 3- line painted initials with red and blue penwork (ff. 67r, 86r); numerous 1- and 2- line initials alternating between red and blue; rubrics in red; handcolored engraving of St. Christopher pasted onto front pastedown.

For a full list of Decorations in this manuscript please see the Content and Decorations section by clicking on the [i] button in the top left corner of the image viewer above.

References
Binding Images

These are pages that we pulled aside that disrupted the flow of the manuscript reader. These may be bindings, inserts, bookmarks, and various other oddities.

Spine

Keywords
14th century
Psalter
Devotion
Astronomy
Italy
Bible
Biblical
Christian
Italian
University of Pennsylvania, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
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