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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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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.

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Leaf from the Collection of Civil Laws, Book of Justinian

French, Medieval (Gothic), about 1250–1300

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

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Tempera and ink on parchment




Books and manuscripts, Manuscripts