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

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Partial Leaves from The Confessions

Swiss, Medieval (Romanesque), late 12th century

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

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Ink on parchment




Books and manuscripts, Manuscripts