GREGORY 9: DECRETALS, OPENING OF BOOK III

MS 1978
MS Short Title GREGORY 9: DECRETALS, OPENING OF BOOK III
Text GREGORY 9: DECRETALS, OPENING OF BOOK III: DE VITA ET HONESTATE CLERICORUM
Description MS in Latin on vellum, Bologna?, Italy and Hungary (illumination), early 14th c., 1 f., 50x32 cm, text: 2 columns (20x14 cm), 41 lines, gloss: 2 columns (35x22-24 cm), 91-94 lines, gloss to Gloss: 4 columns (40x31 cm), in Bolognese Gothic book script of medium grade and quality, 19 2-line initials in red or blue with contrasting penwork, one 2-line and one 9-line illuminated initial U, 2 large miniatures of a priest in full robes raising the Host, and an acolyte pulling the bell-rope, both in full colours and gold within an elaborate arabesque border of repeating rosettes in multicoloured compartments.
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Context Gregorius 9: Decretals is further represented in the Schøyen Collection: MS 218, Book 3, 1 f., late 13th c.; MS 1978, Book 3, 1 f., early 14th c.; MS 2084, Book 1-5, 252 ff. (-ca. 7), 3 quarter of 13th c.; MS 4596, Book 1, 2 ff., 2nd half of 13th c.
Provenance 1. Dr. Athur Simony; 2. Dr. Rosy Schilling; 3. Sotheby's 5.12.1994:37.
Commentary Lawbooks were frequently written in Italy, then exported mainly to France, and sometimes to England, and illuminated there. Export to and illumination in Hungary was most unusual.
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Place of origin Italy and Hungary
Dates early 14c AD

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