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Choir psalter

Title: Choir psalter

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This leaf can be dated to ca. 1453 - 1482.

Initial B with David as a musician

This initial begins Psalm 1, "Beatus uir qui non abiit in consilio impiorum ..." (Blessed is the man who has not walked in the counsel of the ungodly), which was read at Matins on Sundays. The illumination has been attributed to Franco dei Russi, a Mantuan artist who spent a good portion of his career in Ferrara. Among his patrons was Borso d'Este, the half-brother of Ercole I d'Este, Duke of Ferrara.

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