The Macclesfield Psalter: ‘ A window into the world of Medieval England’. The Macclesfield Psalter (so named after its modern-day owner, the Earl of Macclesfield), is one of the great art treasures of East Anglia. It is a prayer book and was made in the 1330s, probably in Norwich.
The marginal illustrations are a feast of comedy, bawdiness, even obscenity, sitting alongside the sacred and and solemn text and main images. Recognisably human figures share space with monstrous and impossible grotesques, and with a procession of animals engaged in human activities.
Cello bagged with red silk hanging ribbon.