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France, Paris, ca. 1350
MS M.324 fol. 22v

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Lover begging Danger for Mercy -- Lover partly kneels with joined hands raised toward bearded man representing Personification of Danger, wearing hood, holding club in left hand and raising right hand toward him. Scene against patterned background within frame of miniature decorated with tendrils in right column.
Above miniature, rubric caption of scene, CO(M)ME(N)T L'AMA(N)T UIENT CRIER MERCY A DANGIER.
Below miniature, initial A decorated with foliate ornament and tendrils in right column, at beginning of text, A DANGIER SUY UENUS HONTEUS / DE MA PES FAIRE CONVOITEUS / ....

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