A Bishop Blessing a Monk
Leaf from a Pontifical
France, Avignon, c. 1320s
310 × 215 mm
The manuscript from which this leaf comes, and many of the dispersed leaves, have very recently been published by François Avril, "Quelques éléments nouveaux relatifs à la production avignonnaise du temps du pape Jean XXII. À propos d’un pontifical de Guillaume Durand dépecé", Cahiers de Fanjeux, 51 (2016), pp.413-56.
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