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Cutting from a ca. 15th-century ferial psalter : in Latin

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Title:
Cutting from a ca. 15th-century ferial psalter : in Latin
Title (uniform):
Psalter
Creator:
Catholic Church
Former owner:
Libreria antiquaria Hoepli
Date:
[ca. 1400–1499]
Format:
Manuscripts
Genre:
Manuscripts, Latin (Medieval and modern)
Psalters
Location:
Boston Public Library
Rare Books Department
Collection (local):
Medieval and Early Renaissance Manuscripts (Collection of Distinction)
Places:
Italy
Extent:
1 leaf : parchment, ill. ; 115 x 105 mm.
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Notes (acquisition):
Source of acquisition: Purchased in 1953 from Hoepli.
Notes (citation):
Bond, W.H. Supplement to the Census of medieval and Renaissance manuscripts in the United States and Canada, p. 219
Notes:
Ms. fragment.
Title devised by cataloger.
Origin: Written in Italy in the fifteenth century, probably a Ferial Psalter for Franciscan use. "Inclinavit dominus" is the opening antiphon for Feria 2 (Monday); its incipit here is followed, as is typical, by Psalm 114. It seems likely, therefore, that this miniature of St. Francis in the letter [D] stood at the beginning of the Psalm and that the manuscript from which it was cut was a Ferial Psalter for Franciscan use.
Bibliography: Boston Public Library Quarterly VII (1955), p.75.
Notes (object):
Script: Written in a Gothic rotunda in black ink.
Decoration: On the recto, a three-line high [D] in dark salmon on blue with white filigree highlights, historiated with St. Francis standing with book, cruciform staff, and stigmata.
Binding: Housed in an oversize manilla folder.
Language:
Latin
Table of Contents:
[Recto] [I]clinavit d[ominus] ... / D[ilexi quoniam exaudiet] ... /[verso] ... [parv]ulos dominus [humiliatus sum et li]beravit me [convertere anim]a mea in r[equiem tuam quia dominus] benefecit ... (Psalm 114:6)
Identifier:
06_01_016103-06_01_016104
Call #:
RARE BKS MS pb Med. 167
MS 1592 (no longer used)
Barcode:
39999087033716