Leaf from the Reasoning of the Divine Officies

Rationale divinorum officiorum

English
Medieval (Gothic)
15th century
Author of text Guillaume Durand (French, 1230–1296)


Place of Manufacture: England

Dimensions

Overall (page dimensions--trimmed at outer margin): 20.8 x 15.3 cm (8 3/16 x 6 in.)

Accession Number

17.536

Medium or Technique

Ink on parchment

Not On View

Collections

Europe

Classifications

Manuscripts

1 leaf with text from Guillaume Durand’s Reasoning of the Divine Offices (Rationale divinorum officiorum), a group of eight books that contain a detailed account of the laws, ceremonies, customs, and mystical interpretation of the Roman Rite.

1 column of 36 text lines in Latin.

Written in a Gothic cursive in black ink. Paragraph marks in red throughout.
Used as a pastedown in a later binding.

Inscription

MFA label in lower right corner of verso.

Provenance

By 1913, Dr. Denman Waldo Ross (1853-1935), Cambridge, MA [see note 1]; 1917, gift of Dr. Denman Waldo Ross. (Accession Date: February 15, 1917)

NOTES:
[1] On loan to the MFA by Ross from September 30, 1913.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection