Leaf from a Psalter.
Leaf from a Psalter.

Leaf from a Psalter.

England: circa 1450.

Illuminated leaf, 201 x 132 mm., 2-line initial in burnished gold on blue and pink ground, numerous 1-line initials in blue and burnished gold alternately, each with calligraphic penwork, 21 lines in gothic text.

An unusual English Psalter leaf with free marginal decoration. The 2-line initial introduces Psalm 118, verse 29 "Mirabilia testimonia".

An unusual English Psalter leaf with free marginal decoration. The 2-line initial introduces Psalm 118, verse 29 "Mirabilia testimonia".

The delicate penwork decoration suggests an Italian influence, whilst the decorative use of green, which was added to the palette in the late thirteenth century in many scriptoria, is distinctly English.

Price (AUD): $1,450.00  other currencies     Ref: #2909745

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