Monday, 20 February 2017

Peterborough Psalter (KBR, ms. 9961-62)

Lot's wife looks back and is turned into a pillar of salt, f. 12v.
Colloquial name(s): Peterborough Psalter
Official name(s): Koninklijke Bibliotheek van België, ms. 9961-62

Date: first half of 14th Century (source)
Origin: Peterborough Abbey, England (source)

Online facsimile available via: KBR Belgica (click on the link 'Feuilleter le document')

This manuscript was made in Peterborough Abbey, for Abbot Geoffrey of Croyland (d. 1321) (source and source).

Be careful not to confuse this manuscript with another, also often referred to as the Peterborough Psalter, which is 13th Century and held in the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, UK.

Descriptions of all the illustrations are provided by the KBR with the facsimile.

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