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January, With An Illuminated Roundel, In The Calendar Of The Felbrigge Psalter

January, With An Illuminated Roundel, In The Calendar Of The Felbrigge Psalter

Medium: Ink, pigments and gold on vellum

Date: 1250

Shelfmark: Sloane MS 2400

Item number: f.3r

Length: 22.8

Width: 14.8

Scale: Centimetres

Genre: Illuminated manuscript

Written and illuminated in France in the mid-13th century, this Psalter was owned in the 15th century by Anne Felbrigge (whose family came from Felbrigg, a few miles inland of Cromer, on the Norfolk coast) who was a member of the community of Franciscan nuns at Bruisyard, in Suffolk, between Saxmundham and Diss. Its most striking feature are the panels of medieval embroidery, made around the year 1300, inlaid into each cover of the binding. In the lower right-hand corner of this page is a roundel depicting the zodiac sign Aquarius: a man pouring water from a vessel. Above this another roundel has been cut out, and a third has been cut of from the other side of the leaf. The bottom line of writing is an added inscription recording 'The death of Margaret Felbrygge on St. John's day'

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