St. Christopher holding the Christ Child
A miniature of extremely high quality and delicacy of technique. The faces resemble those of as Psalter now in Nuremberg, from Engelberg Abbey in northern Switzerland (cf. H. Swarzenski, Die Lateinischen Illuminierten Handschriften des XIII. Jahrhunderts, 1936, pp. 125-6, and figs. 529-30); the oversized trefoils on the trees occur in other manuscripts from the region of Lake Constance (ibid, figs. 608-10; and W. Voelkle and R. Wieck, The Bernard H. Breslauer Collection of Manuscript Illuminations, 1992, pp. 128-9, no. 38). Saint Christopher was patron saint of travellers.