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Roman de la Rose
France, Paris, ca. 1380
MS M.132 fol. 30r

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Venus interceding for Lover to Welcome -- Venus, wearing headdress, holds fold of garment in her left hand and with right hand extends torch toward Lover, wearing belted tunic, with his arms crossed on his breast. Scene within gold frame decorated with gold ivy leaves. Marginal extension decorated with ivy leaves.
Above miniature in left column, rubric caption of scene, CO(M)MENT L'AMANT BAISA LA ROSE PAR LA FORCE DU BRA(N)DON VENUS.
Below miniature in left column, painted decorated initial B At beginning of text, BELACUEIL QUI SENTI L'ODEUR / DU BRA(N)DO(N) SANZ PL(US) DEMEUR / ....

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