Illuminated Personal Psalter leaf, c.1425. Northern Europe.

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This small leaf is most likely from a psalter designed for personal, rather than monastic use.

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Recto:  15 lines of text in Latin written on vellum in a fine Northern Gothic Textura script, characterised by its lateral compression and angularity.  Ruled in red.   One two-line illuminated initial ‘N’ in red with blue and red penwork radiating into the margins.  A touch of gold leaf has been applied to the initial.  Alternating Lombard style versal initials in red and blue.

Verso:   As Recto, with a two-line initial ‘Q’ in blue with red and blue penwork.  Further coloured versal initials.

Origin:   Flanders or Netherlands.

Date:   c.1425.

Content: The first part of Recto is the end verses of Psalm 122 (KJV 123).  The illuminated ‘N’ then begins Psalm 123 (KJV 124):

Nisi quia Dominus erat in nobis dicat nunc israel

( If it had not been the lord who was on our side, now may Israel say)

The psalm is completed on Verso, then the blue initial ‘Q’ begins Psalm 124 (KJV 125)..

Condition:  The leaf is in very good/excellent condition.  The colours remain strong and the text is in fine condition with no sign of ink loss. Archivally mounted. The leaf  is unconditionally guaranteed genuine.

Size: Leaf: approx. 105x75 mm. Please note that shipping is invoiced separately.

Item No:  MOT098

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