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Les chevalier aux dames
France, Lorraine, 1477
MS M.344 fol. 1r

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Chevalier aux Dames: Scene, vision of Dame Nature -- Dame Nature, as half-figure, wearing wimpled veil, extends hands to pillow on which rests head of Chevalier aux Dames, wearing cap, reclining on bed beneath covers; left forepaw of white greyhound, wearing collar, extended to the bed. Scene in bedroom with tiled floor. Miniature within gold frame for beginning of Chevalier aux Dames; The sleeping Chevalier aux Dames hears the voice of Dame Nature. She directs him to ride off on a white greyhound.

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