Lot 24
  • 24

Leaf from a Ferial Psalter, in Latin [Italy (probably Florence), c.1470-90]

1,500 - 2,000 GBP
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  • illuminated manuscript on vellum
single leaf, 260x168mm, vellum, 18 lines, 151x90mm, containing the whole of Psalm 91, with a full-height panel border of gold Renaissance foliage against a deep green ground, trimmed close to the left edge, some pigment and ink loss

Catalogue Note

From an extremely handsome manuscript that was broken up at least as early as 1960, when a leaf was acquired by Otterbein University, Ohio; one is in the Philadelphia Museum of Art; two are at UC Santa Barbara; and three have recently been acquired by St Louis University (MSS 55a, b, and c). The panel borders are reminiscent of those by Attavante and his circle, suggesting an origin in Florence.