MS 61: Psalter with Anthems (Roman Use), early 16th century
List of Illuminations:
- Fol. 9v. Beatus Vir. David, head and shoulders, crowned, playing on harp; landscape background. Initial of Renaissance type on square burnished gold ground with branching foliage, prolonged in the margins, colouring magenta, green, blue, vermilion, and gold.
- Fol. 51v. Benedictus. Same type of initial, similar colouring, on square ground of blue and gold, filled in centre with conventional hyacinth bud in pot on black ground.
- Fol. 54r. Dominus Illuminatio. Similar initial upon square ground of lake and gold. In centre, against a black ground, flecked with blue clouds, David, crowned, hands crossed on breast, looks up to heaven.
- Fol. 82v. Dixi custodiam. Similar initial on square ground of blue and gold. In centre, against a background dotted with clouds, David crowned, with harp, finger on lip.
- early 16th century
Language of Materials
Conditions Governing Access
1 bound MS volume
Binding: Original, oak boards covered leather, 5 brass studs and corners, and central star all stamped with Christian symbols, 2 brass pins for straps, 2 straps missing, title 'Psalt. Noct. Dom. Feriae II and III' on vellum let into a small brass frame, brass pins round the edges, and vertical wooden supports on back board.
Collation: a4 (including end paper), b7 (8, 9, and 10 cut out), c2 (1 and 2 cut out), d8-v8, x4, y2 (including end paper) = 155.