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Roman de la Rose
France, Paris, ca. 1340
MS M.503 fol. 29v

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Reason speaking to Lover -- Reason as woman, gesturing with both hands, stands on stairs into building or tower with closed portal. She looks toward Lover, both hands raised.
Scene against gold background, enclosed in pink and blue frame with gold corners.
Below miniature, champide initial B beginning text BIAUS AMIS DIST RAISON LA BELE / (COM)MENT SE PORTE LA QUERELE.

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