Western and Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures | 06 December 2017

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51

Leaf from a Psalter, with extremely large illuminated initials , in Latin

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Est: £1000–1500

Leaf from a Psalter, with extremely large illuminated initials , in Latin, manuscript on parchment [southern Netherlands (Flanders), second half of thirteenth century (c. 1275)]

Single leaf, with single column of 23 lines in a graceful and rounded early gothic bookhand (written space: 173 by 95mm.), line fillers in red and pale turquoise-blue penstrokes, one-line initials in liquid gold with thick black penwork edges, two very large initials in brightly burnished gold, within multi-coloured grounds, the form of the ‘I’ long and gently curving, the two initials filling almost the entire border between them, one ‘pointing hand’ symbol, one small natural flaw resulting in a small hole between the third- and second-from-last lines, clumsy early modern hand adding pagination ‘14’ and ‘15’ as well as Psalm nos. in margin, one small stain at lower corner, else excellent condition, 250 by 169mm.; in Otto Ege’s card mount with his printed description taped to front and his pencil notes, where erroneously identified as “English”

The parent manuscript of this appealing leaf was no. 125 in Otto Ege’s Handlist (see Gwara, Otto Ege’s Manuscripts , 2013, p. 159).

Western and Oriental Manuscripts and Miniatures

Wednesday 06 December 2017, 2.00pm

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