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Roman de la Rose
France, possibly Paris, ca. 1405
MS M.245 fol. 13r

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Miniature in left column:
Roman de la Rose: Scene, Lover pierced by Arrow of God of Love -- God of Love (Eros), crowned, wearing belted pouch, with bow draws arrow at Lover wearing draped cap, hands raised, seated with object on lap or with purse, before tree.
Scene against diapered background within gold frame sprouting foliage, at left of which is scroll, inscribed in red and blue, LE DIEU D’AMOURS [...] AUEC L’AMANT.
Below miniature, gold initial L with blue pen flourishes at beginning of text, LI DIEU D’AMOURS QUI L’ARC TENDU / AUOIT TOUS JOURS MOUT ENTENDU / …

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