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Roman de la Rose
France, Paris, ca. 1340
MS M.503 fol. 28v

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Roman de la Rose: Jean de Meun -- Jean le Meun, tonsured (?), seated on bench facing desk on which is open book, holding scraper with left hand, writing with pen in right hand, all flanked by two curtains hanging from rod.
Scene against gold background, enclosed in pink and blue frame with gold corners.
Below miniature, champide initial E beginning text ET SI LAI IE P(ER)DU ESPOIR / A POU Q(UE) NE MEN DES ESPOIR.

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