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Roman de la Rose
Belgium, possibly Tournai, ca. 1390
MS G.32 fol. 23v

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Miniature in left column:
Roman de la Rose: Scene, Danger warning Welcome -- Lover, with head turned right and right hand extended, stands outside wicker fence enclosing garden of roses, in which hooded male, bearded Personification of Danger with left hand extends club of thorns toward Personification of Welcome with arms folded.
Scene against gold diapered background within frame decorated with five tendrils of trefoil leaves.
Miniature at beginning of text in right column, ATANT SAUT DANGIER LE VILAIN / DE LA OU IL ESTOIT MUCHIES / …

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