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Decretals of Pope Gregory IX with the glossa ordinaria single leaves
Italy, Bologna, 1330-1335
MS M.716.3r

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1) Pope, wearing papal tiara, sits on throne before prostrate cleric. Behind them stand ten men, some clerics, and Quodvultdeus of Centuria, holding scroll with pseudo-inscription. Tower in background.
Scene against patterned background above start of Book 2 of Gregory IX's Decretales.
2) In margin beside miniature, face surrounded with feathers.
3) Figure pouring water from vessel, in decorated initial D at start of main text.
3) In margin below main text, two men recline in landscape.
4) Head of man, in decorated initial D at start of gloss.
5) In upper margin of page, two birds.

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