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Tempera and gold on vellum
Sheet: 13 x 8.9 cm (5 1/8 x 3 1/2 in.)
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1953.145.1
Traditional locations within the texts of manuscript psalters were marked by decorated initials or full-page miniatures. These miniatures designated the major divisions of the psalms as used in the daily office. The extraordinary quality of these miniatures suggests they once decorated a deluxe psalter made for a wealthy or aristocratic patron.
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