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Leaf from the Digest

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1 leaf with text from Justinian's Digest (or Digestum), a compilation of legal rules and statutes from the classical jurists, which formed part of the larger Code of Justinian. Leaf contains the main text from the Digest circumscribed by gloss, or comments on or translations of the main text....

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MFA label in upper right corner of verso.


By 1913, 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] On loan to the MFA by Ross from September 30, 1913.

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Denman Waldo Ross Collection

Leaf from the Digestum

Italian, Medieval (Gothic), 14th century

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Overall (page dimensions): 30.9 x 22.4 cm (12 3/16 x 8 13/16 in.)

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Ink on parchment




Books and manuscripts, Manuscripts