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Roman de la Rose
France, Paris, ca. 1380
MS M.132 fol. 32v

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Jealousy commanding Construction of Tower to imprison Welcome -- Personification of Jealousy, wearing wimpled kerchief, stands with left hand raised behind two masons with pickaxes above blocks of stone, beside prison tower with grated window. 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)ME(N)T IALOUSIE FIST FAIRE UNE TOUR POUR EMP(RI)SON(N)ER BELAC(UEIL).
Below miniature in left column, painted decorated initial D at beginning of text, DES ORE EST DROIS QUE IE UO(US) DIE / LA CONTENANCE IALOUSIE / ....

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