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Roman de la Rose
France, Rouen, ca. 1525
MS M.948. Fol. 012r

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Lover speaking to Idleness -- Lover, wearing feathered cap, extends right hand to extended left hand of woman, representing Personification of Idleness, wearing headdress, with her right hand placing key in keyhole of arched door in gate of two towers and windows and with crenellated walls enclosing garden with trees.
Miniature within architectual frame with decorative scrollwork and three vases, some with foliate ornament, at top.

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