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Psalter for Cistercian Female Supplicant
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Psalter for Cistercian Female Supplicant


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Description This biblical Psalter was created in French Flanders for a lady with Cistercian connections in the third quarter of the thirteenth century. Fourteenth-century additions for the use of a woman suggest that it continued to be used by female supplicants for some time after its creation. A prefatory cycle of ten full-page miniatures was also added in the fourteenth century, which complemented the original, and more traditional, series of ten historiated initials found within the Psalter.
Exhibitions
  • Medieval Art. Philbrook Museum of Art, Tulsa. 1965.
  • The Psalms of David in the Middle Ages. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1996.
  • The Book of Kings: Art, War, and the Morgan Library's Medieval Picture Bible. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Academy Art Museum, Easton; Princeton University Art Museum, Princeton; The Mitchell Gallery, Annapolis; Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown. 2002.
Provenance Created for unknown woman with Cistercian connections, Northeastern France (Flanders), 3rd quarter 13th century. Jacques Rosenthal collection, Munich, late 19th century [1]. Léon Gruel, Paris, early 20th century [2]; purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore, early 20th century; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931. [1] 1901 dealer catalog 27, no. 74 [2] Bookplate on the front flyleaf inscribed no. 63
Credit Purchased by Henry Walters, after 1902

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Period
3rd quarter 13th century
Medium
ink and pigments on medium-weight parchment bound between cardboard covered with velvet
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.44
Measurements
Folio H: 6 1/16 × W: 3 15/16 in. (15.4 × 10 cm)
Geographies
  • France (Place of Origin)
  • France, Paris (Place of Binding)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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