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Roman de la Rose
France, Paris, between 1340 and 1350
MS M.48 fol. 12v

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Lover (or Narcissus) at Fountain of Narcissus -- Lover, wearing tunic with belted purse, kneels looking at reflection of his face in stream partly contained in rectangular pool, flowing from grassy hillock beneath tree.
Scene against diapered background within pink and blue frame of miniature decorated with tendrils on three sides.
On fol. 12r, rubric caption of scene, COMME(N)T NARCISUS SE MIRE EN LA FONTAINE.
Below miniature, champide initial A decorated with foliate ornament and tendrils, at beginning of text, A LA FO(N)TAINE TOUT ADENS / SE MIST LORS P(OUR) BOIRE DEDE(N)S.

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