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Luxury psalter
1270
Details
Illuminated manuscript on vellum with 12 large calendar miniatures, nine full-page miniatures, and nine smaller miniatures, all in bold colour and with extensive gold leaf
13 x 9.5 cm (5.1 x 3.5 in.)
1270
Provenance
The emphasis on Mary Magdalene and St. Margaret suggests that the book was originally made for a woman, perhaps a nun from a wealthy family, while a thus-far undeciphered death record, as well as crossed out Catholic holidays, suggest that the manuscript was in England during the 16th century.