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Ownership Inscription Of Anne Felbrigge, In The Felbrigge Psalter

Ownership Inscription Of Anne Felbrigge, In The Felbrigge Psalter

Medium: Ink and pigments on vellum

Date: 1250

Shelfmark: Sloane MS 2400

Item number: f.2v

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. On the final page of the flyleaves is an inscription in Latin which states: 'This book is Sister Anne Felbrygge's until the end of her life, after whose death it will belong to the convent of Minoresses [Franciscan nuns, also called Poor Clares] of Brusyerd'.

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