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France, Paris, ca. 1350
MS M.324 fol. 23v

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Frankness and Pity speaking to Danger -- Personifications of Frankness and Pity, one wearing wimple, gesture toward bearded man representing Personification of Danger, wearing hood, holding club in left hand and extending right hand toward them. Scene against patterned background within frame of miniature decorated with tendrils in left column.
Above miniature, rubric caption of scene, CO(M)ME(N)T FRANCHISE ET PITIE P(AR)LENT A DA(N)G(IER).
Below miniature, initial E decorated with foliate ornament and tendrils in right column, at beginning of text, ET DIST DANGIER SE DIEU M'AMANT / UOUS AUEZ TORT UERS CEL AMANT / ....

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