"London, BL MS Royal 10 E IV f. 182 The Smithfield Decretals, Decretals of Gregory IX with glossa ordinaria (medieval canon law with commentary). This copy made in France in the last quarter of the 13th or 1st of the 14th century. Detail of a bas-de-page scene of an angel speaking to a nun. The illustrations in the Smithfield Decretals are amazing – medieval canon law is often far from dull anyway, not to say lurid, and the illuminations certainly liven things up,,,"
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Face Prayer by James Pinto, Jr, MEV Heavenly Father, I embrace your grace this day, So that I might not: Think of another, Speak to another or Touch another, without first looking for Your Face in the other. I ask all this through Jesus Christ: God Incarnate, God with Skin, God made Poor, God with a Face. Amen!
Although the text of this massive volume of canon law - the 'Smithfield Decretals' - had been written in Italy, the manuscript was then lavishly illuminated in England, probably in London, c.1330-40.
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Lion and Children sequence A story lost in the mist of time about two children raised by a lion and baptised Series of images from Smithfield Decretals Gregory IX (a collection of medieval canon law) French about 1350 in Southern France. .