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Roman de la Rose
France, Paris, between 1340 and 1350
MS M.48 fol. 23r
Roman de la Rose: Scene, Reason speaking to Lover -- Before crenellated tower with opened door, Personification of Reason, wearing veil, gestures toward Lover, wearing tunic with belted purse, also gesturing.
Scene against diapered background decorated with fleur-de-lis within pink frame of miniature decorated with foliate tendrils on two sides.
Above miniature, rubric caption of scene, CI DEUISE DE RAISON (ET) DES(CEND)A(N)TES BELLE FACON (ET) CO(M)ME(N)T ELE VIE(N)T P(OUR) CHATO J’ER L’AMANT RETRANE DE SA FOLLE (?).
Below miniature, champide initial E of Ele decorated with foliate ornament and tendrils, at beginning of text, ELE OT EL CHIEF VNE COROUNE / B(IE)N RESAMBLA HAULTE P(ER)SO(U)NE.
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