Germany, Hildesheim(?), 16th Century / Three Leaves from a Psalter and Prayerbook: Ornamental Border with Pea Vines and a Girl Kneading Bread / c. 1524Germany, Hildesheim(?), 16th Century
Three Leaves from a Psalter and Prayerbook: Ornamental Border with Pea Vines and a Girl Kneading Bread
c. 1524

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Creator Nationality: European; Northern European; German
Creator Name-CRT: Germany, Hildesheim(?), 16th Century
Title: Three Leaves from a Psalter and Prayerbook: Ornamental Border with Pea Vines and a Girl Kneading Bread
Title Type: Primary
Title: Three Leaves from a Psalter and Prayerbook: Carnations, a Thistle, and a Cook Ladling Soup
Title Type: alternate
Title: Ornamental Borders with Pea Vines and a Girl Kneading Bread: Leaf from a Psalter and Prayerbook
Title Type: Former
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Creation Start Date: 1519
Creation End Date: 1529
Creation Date: c. 1524
Creation Place: possibly Hildesheim
Object Type: Books
Classification Term: Manuscript
Materials and Techniques: ink, tempera and liquid gold on vellum
Dimensions: Each leaf: 16.6cm x 13.5cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1999.136
Credit Line: The Jeanne Miles Blackburn Collection
Provenance: Arms of Mansfeld (16th century), Prussia, between Magdeburg and Merseburg; Compte d'Aspremont-Lynden (19th century); [Sotheby's, London, 23 June 1987, lot 99]; [Jörn Günther, Hamburg]; [Bruce Ferrini, Akron]
Context: Three Leaves from a Psalter and Prayerbook,Ornamental Border with Pea Vines and a Girl Kneading Bread (Office of the Conception of the Virgin)Text: Deus q[uonia]m beatam mariam virginem in templum tuum (God, since the Blessed Virgin Mary is your temple)[Cat. no. 67 (CMA 1999.136)], about 1524North Germany, Hildesheim(?)Ink, tempera, and liquid gold on vellumThe Jeanne Miles Blackburn Collection [Cat. nos. 65-67]These three leaves represent the charming, intricate decoration found throughout the parent volume, its leaves now dispersed. Virtually every border, recto and verso, was decorated with liquid gold and highlighted with a variety of flowers, fruits, and vegetables-carnations, thistles, roses, violets, peas, melons-as well as cornucopias, satyrs, masks, insects, birds, etc. The decoration is particularly charming because of the little vignettes within the borders. These motifs depict a girl kneading bread, a cook ladling soup, a goose nibbling grapes off a vine, and a satyr with a horn. Such details would have been a sumptuous delight to the original owner. This was a highly personalized volume, apparent-ly written and illuminated in North Germany. The prominent mention of St. Godehard (died 1038), Bishop of Hildesheim in the original manuscript suggests that it was produced in that city.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1999.136
AMICA Library Year: 2001
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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