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France, Paris, ca. 1350
MS M.324 fol. 11v

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Lover at Fountain of Narcissus -- Lover, wearing tunic with belted purse, kneels looking at reflection of his face in stream flowing from hillock with tree; bridled horse (only forepart visible, rest cut off by frame). Scene against patterned background within frame of miniature decorated with tendrils in left column.
Above miniature, rubric caption of scene, CO(M)ME(N)T NARCISUS SE MIRE EN LA FO(N)TAINE.
Below miniature, initial A decorated with foliate ornament and tendrils, at beginning of text, A LA FONTAINE TOUT ADENS / SE MIST LORS POUR BOIRE DEDE(N)S / ....

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