The Breslau Psalter


Description and Contents

The manuscript has 19 quires, supplemented at the end with five leaves to complete the text. They are grouped in seven units, each corresponding to a major text section.

Most quires consist of four bifolios (quaternions), but this regular pattern is disrupted by the insertion of full-page miniatures before the main division Psalms. The full-page miniatures are usually painted on separate bifolios. The exceptions are two singletons, fols. 50 and 103, inserted within regular quaternions (quires 7 and 15).