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St. Gallen
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Cod. Sang. 24
Manuscript Title:
Manuscript Title
Psalterium cum canticis
Parchment · 286 pp. · 14 x 10 cm · 13th, 14th, and 15th century
Manuscript Summary:
Manuscript Summary
Produced in the thirteenth century, this Psalter shows evidence of heavy use. An “instructions for use” found on the back pastedown calls for the Psalter to be left in the choir so that every sister can read it. Thus, the Psalter came from a convent of women. Since St. Catherine is particularly emphasized in the calendar, it could have belonged to the convent of Dominican women of St. Catherine in St. Gall. Decoration consists of red and blue pen-flourished initials. In addition, the liturgical eight-part division as well as the three-part division of the Psalter are highlighted with larger painted initials, which are partially adorned with silver and gold ink. Following the Psalms, starting on p. 240, are the biblical Cantica, Credo, Te Deum, Symbolum Athanasianum and a litany. A few leaves were replaced in the fifteenth and fourteenth/fifteenth century (pp. 9598, 257264). Two quires of a breviary in the same hand as pp. 257264 are bound to the litany (pp. 269288). In the same hand, an incomplete calendar (July to December) with names of the month in German precedes the Psalter (pp. 112). Originally the calendar probably consisted of two quires, of which only the last leaf of the first quire and the complete second quire remain. On the front pastedown is glued the bookplate of Prince-Abbot Beda Angehrn (abbot 1767-1796). (sno)
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Scherrer Gustav, Verzeichniss der Handschriften der Stiftsbibliothek von St. Gallen, Halle 1875, S. 14.
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DOI (Digital Object Identifier):
DOI (Digital Object Identifier
10.5076/e-codices-csg-0024 (
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St. Gallen, Stiftsbibliothek, Cod. Sang. 24: Psalterium cum canticis (
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Additional literature – St. Galler Bibliotheksnetz (SGBN) - Verbundkatalog
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Document Type:
Document Type
13th century, 14th century, 15th century
Fully Painted, Gold / Silver, Initial, Ornamental, Penwork
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Liturgica christiana
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