Tomić Psalter

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The Tomić Psalter (1360)

The Tomić Psalter (Bulgarian: Томичов псалтир, Tomichov psaltir) is a 14th-century Bulgarian illuminated psalter. Produced around 1360, during the reign of Tsar Ivan Alexander, it is regarded as one of the masterpieces of the Tarnovo literary and art school of the time. It contains 109 valuable miniatures.

Discovered in 1901 in Macedonia by the Serbian research-worker and collector Siman Tomić, whose name it bears, it is exhibited in the State Historical Museum in Moscow, Russia.

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  • Delev, Petǎr; Valeri Kacunov; Plamen Mitev; Evgenija Kalinova; Iskra Baeva; Bojan Dobrev (2006). "19. Bǎlgarija pri Car Ivan Aleksandǎr". Istorija i civilizacija za 11. klas (in Bulgarian). Trud, Sirma. 
  • Axinia Dzurova, Tomic Psalter. Monumenta slavico-byzantina et mediaevalia europensia Vol I , Kliment Ohridski University Press, Sofia, 1990. Facsimile edition in two volumes.