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Psalter with Added Litanies
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Psalter with Added Litanies


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Description This Psalter was created in northeast France, a region considered Flanders at the time, during the third quarter of the thirteenth century. Little is known of its early provenance, although its series of historiated initials has been likened to those created in the "Mathurin" and "Wenceslas" ateliers of Paris. Two different litanies for the Use of Troyes were added in the sixteenth century, suggesting it was owned in that region by that time.
Provenance Unknown diocese, Troyes, 16th century [1][2]. Acquired by Leo S. Olschki, Florence, early 20th century (?) [3]; purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931. [1] "1430" written on fol. 1, possibly indicating the date of an earlier acquisition [2] 16th century additions of litanies for use in Troyes region (fols. 244r-254v) [3] his number "35402" in pencil on front pastedown
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters

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Period
3rd quarter 13th century
Medium
ink and pigments on parchment bound between wood boards covered with red leather
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
W.43
Measurements
Folio H: 6 1/4 × W: 4 7/16 in. (15.8 × 11.2 cm)
Geographies
  • Flanders (Place of Origin)
  • United Kingdom, England (Place of Binding)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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