The Dagulf Psalter

Title:
The Dagulf Psalter
Library:
Österreichische Nationalbibliothek
Language:
Latin
City:
WIEN (VIENNA, Vienne), Austria
Shelf Mark:
Ms. 1861
Alternate Names:
Der Goldene Psalter -- Codex Vindobonensis 1861 --
Origin:
Germany (or North-East France)
Dimensions:
161 folios -- ca. 190 x 120-122 mm.
Date Description:
during the period 783-795
Content:
Notes written in the seventeenth century on the history of this codex (fols. 1-2v) -- fol. 3 is empty -- Prolegomena (fols. 5-22v) - fol. 23 is empty -- Psalterium Gallicanum with Insular influences and divided into three fifties [3 x 50] (fols. 25-145v) -- Cantica [the various Canticles in the Bible] (fols. 146-156r) -- Our Father (fol. 156v) -- Apostles Creed (fol. 156v-157r) -- [so-called] Athanasian Creed (fols 157r-157v) --
Hand:
Except for the rubrics, all the writing is in gold ink -- carolingian minuscule [caroline minuscule] -- uncial -- Capitalis Rustica [Rustic capital] -- Capitalis quadrata [Square Capital] some wiht fancy curly ends --
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
Elaborate framed full-page incipits (fols. 24v, 25r, 67v, 108v) -- ornate initials (e.g., fols. 120v, 146r) -- decorated initials throughout -- gold is used [silver was also used, see fol.67r] --
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Special Collections Rare Books Medium BX 2033 .A35 P763 1980 v.1-v.2 Non-Circulating
Commentary Volume:
Yes
Nature of Facsimile:
Complete full-size color reproduction of the entire manuscript --
Series:
Codices selecti phototypice impressi, 69 & 69*
Publication Date:
1980
Place of Publication:
Graz, Austria
Publisher:
Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, 1980.
Notes:
Commentary by Kurt Holter -- The text of the dedicatory poem from Charlemagne to Pope Hadrian (fol. 1r) and of Dagulf's dedicatory poem to Charlemagne (fol. 1v.) are transcribed on pp. 48 and 47 of the commentary volume --
Type of Text:
Biblical, liturgical, psalms, religious