ST. ROMUALD PSALTER

MS 620
MS Short Title ST. ROMUALD PSALTER
Text BIBLE: PSALMS 99:3 - 4; 100:1 - 8, GLOSSED, FROM "THE ST. ROMUALD PSALTER"
Description MS in Latin on vellum, North Italy, mid 9th c., 1 f., 27x21 cm, single column (text), (27x7 cm), with marginal gloss on both sides, 25 lines in an ornate, uneven half uncial (text), ca. 60 lines in a cramped Carolingian minuscule (gloss).
Context "The St. Romuald Psalter" is still in the Sacristry at the Monastery of San Salvatore, Camaldoli, 1 f. in Dillingen-an-der-Donau: Studienbibliothek, Fragm. 25. MSS owned by saints: MSS 260/36, 620, 639, 1000 and 1751.
Provenance 1. Camaldolesian Monastery, Camaldoli, Toscana (9th c. - ca. 1700); 2. Camaldolesian Convent of Santa Maria degl'Angioli, Firenze (ca. 1700 -); 3. Aldo Olschki, Firenze (1959); 4. Bernard Rosenthal Collection, San Francisco I/78 (1959-1989); 5. Quaritch Cat. 1147(1991):5. 6. De-accessioned Sotheby's 10.7.2012:31
Commentary The Psalter was complete when the palaeographer Jean Mabillon saw it at Camaldoli in 1686. An inscription on the cover recorded that it was written by St. Romuald, founder of the Camaldolesian order. St. Romuald died as late as 1027, almost 2 centuries after it was written. The MS was later taken apart for the use as relics to other Camaldolese houses.
Exhibited Comité International de Palaéographie Latin (CIPL) at Senate House, University of London, 3 September 2008.
See also MS 078, Eugippius: Excerpta ex Operibus S. Augustini, Germany, 825-850
Place of origin Italy
Dates mid 9c AD

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