Iconography
SOCIAL LIFE
Warfare
Military equipment and techologyShieldsApproximately triangular shields
Justice and punishment
Law BooksDecretum Gratiani CyclesCambridge, Sidney Sussex College, MS 101 (Bologna, late 12th century)
Law BooksDecretum Gratiani Pars II, Causa XVI, Quaest. IC. XXV: Refutation of the claim that monks, being dead to the world, may not administer the sacraments to lay-people
Further details
detail; the drawing seems to show a shield, the connection with the text is unclear (unless it is about forcing monks away from pastoral work)
ARTIST/CREATOR
Bolognese
DATE
late 12th century
LOCATION
Cambridge, Sidney Sussex College → 101, fol. 125r
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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