Description Alphonsus de Benavento wrote the treatise on penitential canons and acts of confession contained in this manuscript. The colophon informs us that Alphonsus was a professor of canon law at the university of Salmanca, Spain, and wrote this manuscript in 1456 in the nearby city of Tejares. At that time there was a pestilence in the city, for which Alphonsus asks for prayers. A historiated initial in which Alphonsus presents the treatise to a bishop begins the text, and the manuscript still retains its original stamped red leather binding.
- Bindings from the Islamic World. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1988.
Provenance Marques de Morante collection, Madrid, 1859 (?) [cat. VI, 1859, n. 11107, pp. 533, 534] [mode of acquisition]; Baschelin, Paris, 1872, by purchase [from Morante Sale, 1, n. 47]; Henry Walters, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters
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