A Finely Illuminated Vellum Manuscript Leaf in Latin, ca. 15th Century. Psalter: Psalm 83 "Quam dilecta tabernacula."
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[Italy]:: ca. 15th Century.. (130 x 100 mm). Single column, 16 lines of text. The leaf features six initials, three of them in gold with red and blue penwork embellishment, the others in same red and blue. On the left margin is a foliate bar border in gold, resembling sprouting wheat. Nicely matted in cloth with wood frame. Fine. The gold remains bright and the paper is in excellent condition, with only the faintest hint of blemishes. Although not fully translated, this leaf is a possible example of the psalmi idiotici (compositions by private individuals in imitation of the Biblical Psalter). The first line, "tu solus altissimus i oi terra" can be roughly translated into "Thou alone art most high over the Earth." LV1789 (Inventory #: LV2660)
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