Detail View: CARY GRAPHIC ARTS COLLECTION: Psalterium : fragment

Filename: 
cc20190605_12
Identifier: 
cc20190605_12
Title: 
Psalterium : fragment
Creator: 
Catholic Church
Subject: 
Psalters - Illustrations
Subject: 
Illumination of books and manuscripts, Medieval
Subject: 
Manuscripts, Medieval
Summary: 
Ms. This manuscript leaf is part of a collection of medieval manuscript leaves selected to illustrate the art of the manuscript during the period of its greatest development and influence. They have been taken from books written in various European scriptoria by Benedictine, Franciscan, Carthusian, Dominican, and other orders of monks. Many are enriched with handsome borders, initial letters, and line-endings rendered in color. Twenty-five are illuminated with burnished gold or silver. The texts include the Bible, various church service books, the writings of the Church fathers, and some of the Classics.
Summary: 
In angular gothic script.
Summary: 
This small Psalter leaf illustrates the fact that, although skilled scribes were available in many monasteries in the 13th century, some of the monks who attempted to apply and burnish the gold leaf were still struggling with many problems of illumination. The famous treatise De Arte illuminandi and Cennino Cennini's Trattato were both of later date. These works gave directions on how to prepare and use the glair of egg, Armenian bole, stag-horn glue, and hare's foot, and on how to burnish the gold with a suitable wolf's tooth. These books might not have been too helpful, however, for the}author of the De Arte Illuminandi adds, "Since experience is worth more in all this than written documents, I am not taking any special pains to explain what I mean." This vellum leaf was created in Flanders.
Digital Publisher: 
Rochester Institute of Technology - RIT Libraries - Cary Graphic Arts Collection
Contributor: 
Ege, Otto F.
Date of Original: 
1250 approximate
Date of Digitization: 
2019
Broad Type: 
still image
Specific Type: 
manuscript (documents)
Digital File Format: 
jpeg
Physical Format: 
books
Dimensions of Original: 
14 x 10 cm
Language: 
Latin
Original Item Location: 
PORTFOLIO BOX 1-12
Digital Project: 
2019_027_manuscripts
Catalog Record: 
https://albert.rit.edu/record=b1426768
Place: 
Flanders
Rights: 
RIT Libraries makes materials from its collections available for educational and research purposes pursuant to U.S. Copyright Law. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use. It is your responsibility to obtain permission from the copyright holder to publish or reproduce images in print or electronic form.
Notes: 
The manuscript leaves of this collection were accumulated and selected and most of the accompanying information was prepared over a period of forty years by the late Otto F. Ege, Dean of the Cleveland Institute of Art and Lecturer on the History of the Book at the School of Library Science, Western Reserve University. Each leaf is matted and accompanied by a descriptive letterpress label.
Other Title: 
Psalter
Other Title: 
Psalter. Fragments. Middle 13th century