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Illuminated Psalm 68 Initials, In A Psalter In Latin And French

Illuminated Psalm 68 Initials, In A Psalter In Latin And French

Medium: Ink, pigments and gold on vellum

Date: 1225

Shelfmark: Additional MS 35283

Item number: f.56v

Length: 17.5-00-00 00:00:00

Width: 12.9-00-00 00:00:00

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

The calendar of this Psalter, written in parallel Latin and French versions, was clearly intended for a Benedictine house in the north of England. It includes the dedication of the church of Embleton, a few miles north of Alnwick, in Northumberland. There is also an inscription stating that it was given to St. Mary's Abbey, Whalley, between Clitheroe and Blackburn. Psalm 68 begins 'Save me': 'Salvum me' in Latin, 'Salf me' in French. Each version has an illuminated initial 'S' filled with coloured foliate ornament.

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