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Leaf from the Corpus Juris Civilis, Codex Justinianus

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A leaf from the Codex Justinianus, containing the Corpus Juris Civilis, a collection of civil laws. Corpus Juris Civilis 2:12:12 - 2:31 Ecce ennuis cui mandatum est ut petat…/…vel si fuit minora restituendi. Venit… 2 columns of 66 text lines in Latin. Bounding lines in blind, writing...

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Provenance

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

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Leaf from the Collection of Civil Laws, Book of Justinian

French, Medieval (Gothic), about 1250–1300

Place of Manufacture

France

Dimensions

Overall (page dimensions): 34.8 x 21.1 cm (13 11/16 x 8 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

17.567

Medium or Technique

Tempera and ink on parchment

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Books and manuscripts, Manuscripts