Leaf from a Psalter, manuscript in Latin on vellum, [Southern Netherlands, 13th century]
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Leaf from a Psalter
Manuscript in Latin on vellum. [Southern Netherlands (Flanders), 13th century (c.1220s–30s)]
Single leaf, c.250×170mm; written above top line in a very fine regular early Gothic bookhand with 23 lines per page (c.165×90mm); the text comprising Psalms 134:4-135:7; with a large 4-line psalm initial in gold extending the full height of the leaf; paginated in ink ‘259’, ‘260’.
Barbara A Shailor, ‘Otto Ege: Portfolios vs. Leaves’, Manuscripta, 53 (2009), 13–27, col. pl. 2a–b.
Scott Gwara, Otto Ege’s Manuscripts (Cayce, SC, 2013), Handlist no. 125 and fig. 64, citing four leaves at three American institutions.
1. From same manuscript as lot 4
2. Possibly the 13th-century Bruges Psalter sold several times in our rooms from 18 March 1912, lot 130, to 11–12 April 1938, lot 304
3. Otto Ege/Philip Duschnes
4. Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Gallery Purchase, 1940 (1940:355.36)
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