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Volume / Number: 11 / 1661

CLA 1661
  • New York, N. Y. USA Pierpont Morgan Library M. 776
Script Anglo-Saxon Majuscule
Date VIII med (726 - 775)
Origin and Provenance

Written in England, and probably in the South, as script and Canterbury type of decoration suggest. Was in the city of Lincoln in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Later belonged to the Marquess of Lothian, Blickling Hall, Norfolk. Acquired by the Morgan Library in 1932.

CLA Vol. 11
TM Number TM 67816
Support Parchment
Contents Testamentum Vetus (Vetus Latina, Ps 9.9–30, 31–fin.).
Name Lincoln Psalter. Blickling Psalter.
Script Commentary

Script is calligraphic Anglo-Saxon majuscule by a master scribe: d has two forms, the uncial rather rare; N and n; R and r, the uncial preponderant; S and ; ligatures of Nꞅ and Uꞅ at line-end. Some contemporary marginalia in Anglo-Saxon majuscule and some in somewhat later minuscule. Interlinear glosses in Anglo-Saxon here and there. Neumes added on foll. 60v, 74, et passim. A thirteenth-century English calendar was entered on the three leaves before fol. 4 and several names, dates, and notes saec. XVII, etc., on other fly-leaves.


☛Afuri Soda, The Blickling Psalter (The Pierpont Morgan Library, M. 776), PhD Dissertation, Brown University, 1997.

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