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Ms. Codex 1057 - Catholic Church - [Ferial psalter]
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Catholic Church.
[Ferial psalter] [manuscript].
[Trento (Italy), ca. 1350]
Physical description:
272 leaves : parchment ; 116 x 75 (80 x 55) mm. bound to 125 x 95 mm.
Ferial psalter, containing the psalms divided into eight sections: seven for the psalms for matins through the week and the eighth containing all the psalms for vespers, accompanied by indications of invitatories, antiphons, hymns, short chapter readings, and concluding with canticles, a litany and prayers. The eight sections are marked with illumination or penwork. The psalter is preceded by antiphons and hymns added in the 16th century and a 14th-century liturgical calendar including the feast day of Saint Vigilius, Bishop of Trent, and 17th-century entries for the deaths of members of the community of the abbey of Saint Walburga.
Ms. codex.
Title supplied by cataloger.
Collation: Parchment and paper, 272; 1⁶ 2-22¹² 23⁶; quires 3-23 signed i-xxii in red on last verso, except quire 18 (xvi), where the lower margin of the last leaf has been repaired; [1-10; 10-271]; modern foliation in pencil, upper right recto, with two leaves marked 10; the foliation references in this record use the pencil foliation as it appears in the manuscript.
Layout: Written in 16 long lines (psalter).
Script: Calendar and main text written in a Gothic hand; first quire of antiphons and hymns, additions to calendar, and marginalia in later hands.
Decoration: Two historiated initials with painted initials with white tracery and painted ascenders and descenders with grotesques in the margins (ff. 15v, 182v); four 4- to 6-line painted initials in blue and red with openwork foliate motifs, decorated with red and blue penwork and grotesques (ff. 46v, 106r, 132v, 156v); two 2- to 3- line painted initials with red and blue penwork (ff. 67r, 86r); numerous 1- and 2- line initials alternating between red and blue; rubrics in red; handcolored engraving of St. Christopher pasted onto front pastedown.
Binding: Late 16th-century blind-stamped pigskin with two brass clasps.
Origin: Probably written in Trento (based on liturgical calendar), circa 1350.
Cite as:
UPenn Ms. Codex 1057
Manuscript location:
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts University of Pennsylvania Ms. Codex 1057
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