The Christina Psalter

The Christina Psalter

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This book is the first detailed analysis of an exquisitely illuminated thirteenth-century Parisian manuscript (GKS 1606, 4A¬ĚdegreeAu, the Royal Library, Copenhagen) which was owned by Christina of Norway (1234-1262), daughter of Hakon IV and wife of Phillip of Castile and Leon. New information is provided about the Psalter's medieval and later components, its liturgical and other functions, missing illuminations and texts, as well as its provenance and date. Furthermore, the stylistic and iconographic similarities between the Psalter and some of the most important manuscripts illuminated in Paris in the period, like the three-volume Moralized Bibles, are discussed. Suggestions also are made about the meanings the texts and images might have had for their intended audience.Volume three of the Toledo-New York Bible dates from Louis ixa#39;s reign and probably from the time of Blanchea#39;s regency ... The New Testament scenes in the three-volume Moralized Bibles are read vertically (see diagram 1), beginning with theanbsp;...

Title:The Christina Psalter
Author:Marina Vidas
Publisher:Museum Tusculanum Press - 2006


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