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Leaf Excised from Henry of Segusio's "Summa Aurea": Table of Consanguinity

Leaf Excised from Henry of Segusio's "Summa Aurea": Table of Consanguinity

c. 1280

Ink, tempera, and gold on parchment

Sheet: 44.2 x 27.5 cm (17 3/8 x 10 13/16 in.)

Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1954.1

Description

Henry of Segusio, a professor of law at the universities of Bologna and Paris, died at Lyon in 1271. His Summa Aurea (Golden Summary) was an early treatise on canon law (church law) that was so important that it was repeatedly copied after his death. This leaf comes from one such early copy.

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