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Roman de la Rose
France, Paris, ca. 1380
MS M.132 fol. 28r

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Frankness and Pity speaking to Danger -- Lover with his joined hands raised stands beside Personification of Pity with arm around his shoulder; Personification of Frankness raises her left hand, before male Personification of Danger, bearded, wearing cap and tunic, stands with right leg crossed over left leg, leaning on club. Scene within gold frame decorated with gold ivy leaves. Marginal extension decorated with ivy leaves.
Above miniature in right column, rubric caption of scene, CO(M)MENT FRANCHISE ET PITIE VINDRENT PARLER A DANG(IER) PO(UR) L'AMA(N)T.
Below miniature in right column, painted decorated initial S at beginning of text, SI (COM) I'ESTOIE EN CESTE PAINE / ATA(N)T ES VO(US) QUE DIEUX M'AMAINE / ....

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