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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

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[Computus collection]
Italy, possibly Piacenza, 1018-1032
MS M.925 fol. 39r

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In first column, five male half-figures within medallions depicting finger-reckoning gestures.
Figure 1: Left hand of figure next to thigh, palm out, signifying 70,000. He turns head to right and raises right hand, pointing.
Figure 2: Left hand of figure on thigh, signifying 80,000. He points to face with right hand.
Figure 3: Left hand of figure on thigh, signifying 90,000. He raises right hand.
Figure 4: Right hand of figure raised to breast, palm out, signifying 100,000. He raises left hand, little finger and index finger raised.
Figure 5: Right hand raised to chest, left hand on hip, signifying 200,000. He turns head to left, mouth open, appearing to expectorate (possibly stray ink mark?).
In second column, male figure, bearded, wearing cloak, standing, raises hands above head, fingers intertwined, signifying 1,000,000.

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