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  • Record Number: 3724
  • Author(s)/Creator(s): Schowalter , Kathleen S.
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  • Title: The Ingeborg Psalter: Queenship, Legitimacy, and the Appropriation of Byzantine Art in the West [Ingeberg of Denmark married Philippe Auguste, but he repudiated her the following day. She insisted on her legitimacy for twenty years before being restored. Schowalter argues that her psalter models itself on the one belonging to Queen Melisande and that changes in the iconography were made deliberately to emphasize Ingeborg's queenship including representations of anointing and coronation. Title note supplied by Feminae.].
  • Source: Capetian Women.  Edited by Kathleen Nolan.  Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.  Pages 99 - 135.
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  • Article Type: Essay
  • Subject (See Also): Art History- Painting Coronations Iconography Illumination of Manuscripts Ingeborg of Denmark, Wife of Philippe II Auguste, King of France Ingeberg Psalter Manuscripts- Commission of Marriage Melissande Psalter Melisende, Queen of Jerusalem and Wife of Ki
  • Geographic Area: France
  • Century: 12-13
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  • Primary Evidence: Manuscript; 1) Chantilly, Musee Conde, MS 1695, known as the Ingeborg Psalter. The psalter was made for Ingeborg during her imprisonment, 1193- 1213. 2) London, British Library, Egerton MS 1139, known as the Melisende Psalter. Produced for Queen Melisende of Jerusale
  • Illustrations: Five Figures. Figure One Manuscript illumination of the Transfiguration, Melisende Psalter (London, British Library, MS Egerton 1139, folio 4v). Figure Two Manuscript illumination of the Transfiguration, Ingeborg Psalter (Chantilly, Musee Condee, MS 1695, folio 20). Figure Three Manuscript illumination of the baptism of Christ, Melisende Psalter (London, British Library, MS Egerton 1139, folio 3v). Figure Four Manuscript illumination of the baptism of Christ, Ingeborg Psalter (Chantilly, Musee Conde, MS 1695, folio 19r). Figure Five Manuscript illumination of the Pentecost, Ingeborg Psalter (Chantilly, Musee Conde, MS 1695, folio 32v).
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  • Abstract: This chapter explores the visual and textual picture of legitimate Capetian queenship constructed around Ingeborg of Denmark, disputed queen of France, through the lens of her luxurious personal psalter and its Crusader sources in the book made for Queen Melisende of Jerusalem. [(c) Kathleen Nolan. Reprinted with permission of Palgrave Macmillan.]
  • Author's Affiliation: Johns Hopkins University [doctoral student]
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  • Year of Publication: 2003.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0312294484
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