Week 17

Psalterium feriatum





From the so-called Psalterium feriatum, a lavishly decorated Book of Hours made in Ghent-Brügge c. 1500-35. All the pages are elegantly decorated, and among the numerous miniatures framed in architectural perspectives, there are seven which depict the mortal sins of Christianity. This money-hungry merchant symbolizes greed (avaritia).
The Manuscript Department, Gl. kongelige Samling 1605, kvarto.