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Beinecke MS 1194
Germany, [between 1450 and 1499]
81 l. : parchment ; 120 x 90 mm.
This material is open for research.
Manuscript, on parchment, in a single hand, containing an incomplete Psalter with
six illuminated initials. Supposedly created and used by a German nun in the last
half of the fifteenth century, it has been considered an example of Nonnenarbeiten.
Purchased from R. A. van der Graven on the John W. Corwith Memorial Fund, 2014.
Engraved portrait bookplate? on front pastedown of Gerardus, dux Juliæ et Montium,
Comes Ravensburgæ, Fundator ordinis anno 1444.
Layout: single columns of 14 lines.
Script: Gothic book hand.
Decoration: Rubricated. Some banners with texts in margins. Six illuminated initials
with gold or silver decoration: decorated silver initial (3v); birds, silver decoration
(14v); Jonah, gold decoration (24v); monk with textual banner, gold decoration (35v);
Virgin Mary and child, textual banner, gold decoration (43r); animal blowing instrument,
silver decoration (50v); trumpeter, textual banner, gold decoration (80v).
Psalter (Incomplete). General Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library,
Manuscripts, Medieval -- Connecticut -- New Haven.
Nuns -- Germany.
Nuns as artists -- Germany.
Manuscripts, Medieval -- Germany -- 15th century.
Medieval and Renaissance Manuscripts in Beinecke Library.