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Several leaves pasted together to make a bookcover, laid on paper. Text is from Gratian's Decretum of ca. 1140, including his Causa II, Q. viii, C. 57/58. Gratian's Decretum (also known as Concordantia Discordantium Canonum) is a collection of papal letters and conciliar decrees, which became...

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By 1913, Denman W. Ross (1853-1935), Cambridge, MA [see note 1]; 1917, gift of Denman W. Ross. (Accession date: February 15, 1917) NOTES: [1] From September 30, 1913 until it was accessioned, this manuscript was on loan to the MFA from Denman W. Ross.

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

French, Medieval (Gothic), about 1200–50

  • Author of text Gratian, died no later than 1159
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Overall (page dimensions): 14.2 x 20.5 cm (5 9/16 x 8 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Ink and tempera on parchment




Books and manuscripts, Manuscripts