Psalter (fragment), Ferrara?, late 15th century

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Record title

Psalter (fragment), Ferrara?, late 15th century

Call numbers

SAFE/D 89 (Safe 2/9)

Record identifier

n88ED6vn

Psalter (fragment), Ferrara?, late 15th century

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Psalter (fragment), Ferrara?, late 15th century

Full title

Psalter (fragment), Ferrara?, late 15th century

Author / Creator

Date

Late 15th century

Call Numbers

SAFE/D 89 (Safe 2/9)

Record Identifier

n88ED6vn

Language

Latin

Physical Description

Contents

1 volume - 535 x 400 mm - ink, gold and pigment on vellum

Other Descriptions

Level of description

Fonds

Arrangement

4 gatherings: I (6), II (4), III (10), IV (10). Folios 1-10 are misbound and should read ff. 7-8, 1-6, 9-30.

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SCOPE AND CONTENTS

Contents

Text: The manuscript is a fragment from a conventual psalter with psalms ordered according to the Divine Office and accompanied by antiphons, responses and rubrics for particular hours or nocturns. They are prefaced by invitatories, and hymns for matins on ff.7-8 (which were originally ff.1-2). There are 15 lines of text on each page.

Decora...

ALTERNATIVE TITLES

Full title

Psalter (fragment), Ferrara?, late 15th century

AUTHORS, ARTISTS AND CONTRIBUTORS

Author / Creator

NOTES

General note

The manuscript is No.497 in the Catalogue of J.T. Hackett's Art Collection, 1918, pp.50-51, located in the Mitchell Library printed books collection at Q708.9/H.
Notes by J. T. Hackett are located at Safe 1/7j.

Digital order no:Album ID : 832350

Signature / Inscriptions

There are no quire signatures, foliation or pagination.

Date note

Margaret Manion believes the features of the illuminated initial indicate a dating probably some time during the last three decades of the 15th century.

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Source

Purchased from Lawson's, Sydney, at the auction of J. T. Hackett's art collection, 1918, catalogue no. 497

Exhibited in

The Medieval imagination : illuminated manuscripts from Cambridge, Australia and New Zealand

Administrative / Biographical history

This manuscript would have originally formed part of a larger decorated psalter designed for use in the communal recitation of the Divine Office. The book was probably destined for a Franciscan house (Sinclair). The style of decoration suggests a Ferrarese origin (Manion), but the particular workshop is unknown.

References:
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Identifiers

PRIMARY IDENTIFIERS

Call Numbers

SAFE/D 89 (Safe 2/9)

Record Identifier

n88ED6vn

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https://collection.sl.nsw.gov.au/record/n88ED6vn

OTHER IDENTIFIERS

Reference code

881047

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