France, Paris, 13th century
ink, tempera, and gold on parchment, Sheet: 44.2 x 27.5 cm (17 3/8 x 10 13/16 in.). Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1954.1
Henry of Segusio, a professor of law at the universities of Bologna and Paris, died at Lyon in 1271. His Summa Aurea (Golden Summary) was an early treatise on canon law (church law) that was so important that it was repeatedly copied after his death. This leaf comes from one such early copy.
The Cleveland Museum of Art (10/10/2004 - 10/02/2005); "Illuminated Manuscripts"
Cleveland Museum of Art, (11/06/2010 - 04/17/2011); "The Glory Of the Painted Page: Manuscript Illuminations from the Permanent Collections"
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