Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
The Church
Images of clergy or church officials Priest
SOCIAL LIFE
Justice and punishment
Law BooksDecretum Gratiani CyclesCambridge, Sidney Sussex College, MS 101 (Bologna, late 12th century)
Law BooksDecretum Gratiani Pars II, Causa XV, Quaest. VIIC. III: Deacons have to be tried by three bishops, priests by six, bishops by twelve
Law BooksDecretum Gratiani Pars II, Causa XV, Quaest. VIIC. II: Clerics guilty of fornication and repent are to be suspended for a while, those who relapse are to be denied Communion
Law BooksDecretum Gratiani Pars II, Causa XV, Quaest. VIIC. IV: Priests who admit to fornication before ordination may no longer celebrate Mass, priests who are convicted of the same are to be deposed
Law BooksDecretum Gratiani Pars II, Causa XV, Quaest. VIIC. V: Priests who are known to be adulterers but not yet deposed can still validly administer the sacraments
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Bolognese
DATE
late 12th century
LOCATION
Cambridge, Sidney Sussex College → 101, fol. 123v
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Cambridge Collections - Photo: Warburg Institute
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Susan L'Engle and Robert Gibbs, Illuminating the Law. Legal Manuscripts in Cambridge Collections, London, Turnhout 2001, pp. 105-110, no. 1; Illuminated Manuscripts in Cambridge. A Catalogue of Western Book Illumination in the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Cambridge Colleges, vol. 2, 1, London, Turnhout, 2011, pp. 59-61, no. 23
Acknowledgements
Photographed with kind permission of Master and Fellows of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge
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