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The Psalter of Ingeborg of Denmark, Queen of France
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The Psalter of Ingeborg of Denmark, Queen of France

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  • Année de création :Circa 1218
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Paris Psalter, Northern France (Noyon or Soissons)
197 sheets on parchment (30 cm X 20 cm), 51 miniatures
Acquired by the Duke of Aumale from the Count de Lignac in 1892

The calendar in this psalter features notes on the deaths of those close to Ingeborg of Denmark (1175-1236), Queen of France and second wife of Philippe Auguste. It mentions the king’s victory at the battle of Bouvines on 27 July 1214. A victory that ensured the future of the Capetian dynasty and unity in the kingdom.

When Ingeborg died in 1236, the manuscript remained in the royal collections. A note from the 14th century indicates: “Ce psaultier fu saint Loys”. The brightly coloured miniatures with burnished gold backgrounds are of excellent quality.

See its pages here: https://bvmm.irht.cnrs.fr/iiif/182/canvas/canvas-122349/view