Psalter with a Latin gloss


An extensive commentary is included in this Psalter, or book of Psalms, probably made in Eastern France during the second half of the 12th century. The Psalter text is written in the central column on the manuscript page, while the commentary appears in the columns and in the margins on either side, as well as between the lines of each Psalm verse. The Psalter includes large initials in red, blue, green and yellow, decorated with foliage and the heads of birds and beasts.

This manuscript was digitised with the support of The Polonsky Foundation.

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Psalter with a Latin gloss
2nd half of the 12th century, Eastern France
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Public Domain in most countries other than the UK.

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British Library
Add MS 18298

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