12th Century

Ingeborg Psalter

Vollständige Faksimile-Ausgabe im Originalformat der Handschrift Psautier d'Ingeburge de Danemark = Ingeborg psalter : MS. 9 olim 1695, aus dem Besitz des Musée Condé, Chantilly. Graz: Akademische Druck- und Verlagsanstalt, c1985.  BX2033.A3 I5 1200a Special Collections 


The codex, which dates from the early 1200's, is from Northeastern France, probably in the area around Noyon. The anonymous artist known as the Master of the Ingeborg Psalter created the work shortly after 1205. This is a complete colour facsimile edition of the 400 pages (200 folios) in original size (30, 4 x 20, 4 cm). The codex contains 51 full-page miniatures with rich gold ornaments and numerous splendid initial letters. It contains the 150 psalms and other poetic texts from the Bible, preceded by a calendar indicating the particular saints and events to be remembered on each day of the year. The Ingeborg Psalter was owned by the French queen Ingeborg, wife of Philip Augustus. It is an example of a type of personal devotional book the royals and wealthy possessed with illuminations on parchment. The original manuscript is in the Musée Condé, Chantilly, France.   


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