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Partial Bifolium from The Confessions

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Upper half of a bifolium (sheet of parchment folded in half to produce two leaves), with text from The Confessions, written by Saint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo in Roman North Africa, in 397. f. 1: 4.11.16 "deum" - 4.12.18 "abiit", 4.12.19 "ut redeamus" - "spiritu eius" f. 2: 5.9.16 "eius tam...

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Provenance

By 1917, Denman W. Ross (1853-1935), Cambridge, MA; 1917, gift of Denman W. Ross. (Accession date: February 15, 1917)

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Partial Leaves from The Confessions

Swiss, Medieval (Romanesque), late 12th century

Place of Manufacture

Switzerland

Dimensions

Overall (page dimensions of half leaf): 15 x 21.5 cm (5 7/8 x 8 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

RES.17.86

Medium or Technique

Ink on parchment

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Books and manuscripts, Manuscripts