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Leaf from Gregory IX, Decretales: MS McClean 201.8

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Leaf from Gregory IX, Decretales


Author: Gregory IX




PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Parchment, 305 x 200 mm, four columns (outer columns of gloss severely trimmed), main text in two central columns (220 x 130 mm), 44 lines, ruled in plummet, varying number of lines for the gloss

CONTENTS: Gregory IX, Decretales, Bk V

DECORATION: Small column miniature [11 ll.] within an architectural frame extending into foliate scroll and rods for Bk V of Gregory IX’s Decretales and showing a pope or a bishop receiving a plea from a group of clerics on the right and another one from a lawyer or nobleman accompanied by secular companions on the left.

ORNAMENTATION: Alternate blue and red penwork initials [2 ll.] with red or blue pen-flourished infill and extensions; alternate blue and red one-line penwork initials.

Place(s) associated

  • Bologna

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1904) by McClean, Frank


13th Century, third quarter
Circa 1260 CE - Circa 1270 CE

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  • Cambridge Illuminated

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Support composed of parchment

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Identification numbers

Accession number: MS McClean 201.8
Primary reference Number: 178978
Project ID: 1495
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Thursday 3 September 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Manuscripts and Printed Books

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