- Walters Ms. W.16, Fragmentary Psalter
- This fragmentary psalter was made in the thirteenth century in southern Germany. Several quires are missing from the beginning and end of the book, resulting in the loss of a large portion of the psalms, as well as most of the Office of the Dead. The manuscript itself has no decoration outside of slightly enlarged red initials. However, an ornate gilded and jewel-encrusted cover was added to the original wood boards in the late nineteenth or early twentieth century, and it is a product of that era. The only original medieval elements within this pastiche are the thirteenth-century enamels, which are of Cologne origin.
For full description, see http://www.thedigitalwalters.org/Data/WaltersManuscripts/html/W16/description.html
- 1200 to 1300
- Walters Art Museum