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France, Paris, ca. 1350
MS M.324 fol. 20v

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Welcome presenting Rose Branch to Lover -- Bearded man representing Personification of Welcome, wearing tunic with belted purse, grasps branch of rose bush with right hand and extends left hand grasped by right hand of Lover, wearing tunic with belted purse. Scene against diapered background within frame of miniature decorated with tendrils in right column.
Above miniature, rubric caption of scene, COMME BEL ACUEIL BAILLE LA FUEILLE DU ROSIER A L'AMANT.
Below miniature, rubric caption of scene, CI EN DROIT PARLE L'AMANT.
Below rubric caption, initial D decorated with foliate ornament and tendrils, at beginning of text, DELA FUEILLE MOULT ME FIS COINTE / ET QUANT IE ME UIS SI ACOINTE / ....

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