The Hunterian Psalter

The Hunterian Psalter

A selection of images from Glasgow University Library MS Hunter 229 (U.3.2)

The Hunterian Psalter is regarded as the greatest treasure of William Hunter's (1718-83) magnificent library of books and manuscripts. It is a 12th century beautifully  illuminated manuscript, thought to have been produced in England c. 1170.

This high quality volume of over 200 vellum leaves has not yet been digitised in its entirety, but a selection of images from the manuscript are presented here. The slideshow below includes all the full page miniatures and a good sample of the historiated and decorated initials that adorn the pages of the text throughout. Alternately, view our gallery of images from the manuscript.  

For a more detailed introduction to the Psalter, see the Book of the Month article for May 2007.

To view the illustrations, click the slideshow below to visit the Flickr set of images.