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ILLUMINATED IN THE BRITISH ISLES
Special Collections, Pius XII Memorial Library, Saint Louis University

 

The St. Albans Psalter

Produced in England, St. Albans Abbey, ca. 1119–23
Hildesheim, Dombibliothek, MS St. Godehard 1

The St. Albans Psalter is one of the finest examples of English Romanesque art. Its illumination includes a cycle of forty full-page miniatures at its beginning, two further full-page miniatures at its end, as well as five tinted drawings and 211 historiated initials.

For more information, please visit the St. Albans Psalter Project from the University of Aberdeen.


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Image of page 51, depicting Mary Magdalene announcing the Resurrection to the Apostles.


 

Thumbnail image from the St. Albans PsalterImage of page 50, depicting the Maries at the empty Tomb of Jesus.

 

Thumbnail image from the St. Albans PsalterDetail of page 69, depicting Christ on the road to Emmaus.

 

Thumbnail image from the St. Albans PsalterDetail of page 417, depicting King David with a group of musicians.

 

Facsimile: Jane Geddes, The St. Alban’s Psalter: A Book for Christina of Markyate (London: The British Library, 2005)

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