DUL Add.MS. 1950/7Psalter (fragment)
Held by: Durham University Library: Additional Manuscripts

Leaf from a French psalter, written about 1300, containing the end of Psalm 37 to the start of Psalm 39.


Physical description of manuscript
Support

Parchment

Extent: 1 f
Size: 250 mm x 170 mm

Condition of manuscripttrimmed
Decoration

Historiated initial O for Psalm 38, containing King David seated on a bench, pointing at his mouth with his left hand, and in his right hand holding a scroll inscribed “Benedictus es tu et benedictus sermo”, with God above holding a book, in blue, red and gold, with a decorated top border with a 2-legged animal biting the initial, and other initials and line-fills in blue, red and gold.


Manuscript history
Creation

Written in France, approximately 1300.


Manuscript contents
Original title: Psalter
Language: Latin

Leaf from a French psalter, containing the end of Psalm 37, all of Psalm 38 and the start of Psalm 39.