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Roman de la Rose
France, Paris, ca. 1340
MS M.503 fol. 11v

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Lover (or Narcissus) at Fountain of Narcissus -- Lover, reclining with head on left hand, looks toward image in stream. Four trees are in background; two birds, including goldfinch are in two of the trees.
Scene against gold background, enclosed in red and blue frame with gold corners.
Below miniature, champide initial A beginning text A LA FONTAINNE TOUT ADENX / SE MIST HORS POUR BOIRE DEDE(N)S.

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