One of the most striking features of the Psalter, apart from its very early date, is its exceptionally large size. This gives the impression that it was created as a consciously prestigious object for use in important liturgical ceremonies, rather than for private study or devotion. By the 12th century, however, when extensive Old English glosses and Latin commentaries were added, it seems to have been being used for a different purpose. All the evidence suggests that the book was made in Canterbury, perhaps for St. Dunstan, but scholars have long argued over whether it comes from the cathedral or from St. Augustine's Abbey. Less colourful that the first two major divisions of the 150 psalms at Psalms 1 and 51, the initial 'D' and display capitals at the Psalm 101 division, are here executed in just blue and red, with some details in orange. Between the lines of the main Latin text is a translation in Old English.