London, British Library, MS Cotton Galba A xviii = Galba Psalter
  • s. ix1
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Deshman, Robert, “The Galba Psalter: pictures, texts and context in an early medieval prayerbook”, Anglo-Saxon England 26 (1997): 109–138.  
The ‘Galba Psalter’ (London, British Library, Cotton Galba A. xviii) is a pocket-sized (128 × 88 mm.), early-ninth-century Carolingian book, perhaps made in the region of Liège, that was originally decorated with only ornamental initials. By the early tenth century the manuscript had reached England, where an Anglo-Saxon scriptorium added two prefatory quires (1r–19v) containing a metrical calendar illuminated with zodiac signs, KL monograms and single figures (pls. IX–X), and five full-page pictures. Two miniatures of Christ and the saints on 2v and 21r (pls. X–XI) preface the calendar and a series of prayers respectively, and three New Testament pictures marked the customary threefold division of the Psalms. Facing Ps. I was a miniature of the Nativity (pl. XII), now detached from the manuscript and inserted into an unrelated book (Oxford, Bodleian Library, Rawlinson B. 484, 85r). The Ascension on 120v (pl. XIII) prefaces Ps. CI. A third picture before Ps. LI has been lost, but almost certainly it represented the Crucifixion. The placement of an image of this theme between the Nativity and the Ascension would have been appropriate from a narrative standpoint, and some later Anglo-Saxon and Irish psalters preface this psalm with a full-page picture of the Crucifixion. Obits for King Alfred (d. 899) and his consort Ealhswith (d. 902) provide a terminus post quem for the calendar and the coeval illumination. The Insular minuscule script of the calendar indicates a West Saxon origin during the first decade of the tenth century. On the grounds of the Psalter's style and later provenance, the additions were very likely made at Winchester.
Hennig, John, “A critical study of Hampson’s edition of the hexametrical Martyrologium breviatum in London, British Library, Cotton Galba A XVIII”, Scriptorium 8 (1954): 61–74.
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Results for Psalter (23)

Illuminated Gallican psalter, with additional material.

  • s. ix1
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9th-century manuscript of a Greek psalter, with interlinear Latin text, and additional devotional material. It was written by multiple Irish hands, possibly in northern Italy.

  • s. ix2/3/3/3

Gallican Psalter, and some canticles and prayers. It is accompanied by glosses in Latin and Irish.

  • s. x/xiin

Southumbrian, probably Mercian liturgical manuscript of the early 9th century containing extracts from the four Gospels, a collection of hymns and prayers, and an abbreviated Psalter. It is introduced by an Old English exhortation to prayer and concludes with a dramatic piece about the Harrowing of Hell. Signs of Irish influence in the style and contents of the manuscript have led scholars to regard the Book of Cerne as a witness to a shared Hiberno-Saxon monastic culture, although some of the details are disputed.

  • s. ix1

Three initial leaves: one leaf with legal commentaries (f. i) and a fragment of a double psalter (ff. ii-iii).

  • s. xvi

Fragmentary Irish manuscript containing verses from Psalm 118, the so-called Beati. It is not known if the original manuscript was a Psalter containing all or most of the psalms.

  • s. xiex-xiiin
  • Mícheál Ó Cléirigh
Not yet published.
  • s. viiiex/ixin

Psalter of bishop Warmund of Ivrea, written in c.1000 (cf. MS 86, Warmund’s Sacramentary). While most often cited in the literature for its miniatures reminiscent of Ottonian art and the connection to Warmund, it may be known to Celticists for the 11th-century additions of hymns in honour of Irish saints, Patrick, Brigit, Kilian and Brendan.

  • c.1000