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Roman de la Rose
Belgium, possibly Tournai, ca. 1390
MS G.32 fol. 24r

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Miniature in right column:
Roman de la Rose: Scene, Reason chastising Lover -- Personification of Reason, crowned, extends hands, addressing Lover, wearing hat, with arms folded; both stand to right of buildings including tower.
Scene against diapered pattern of gold fleurs-de-lis on blue background within frame decorated with four tendrils of trefoil leaves.
Below miniature, blue initial E with red pen flourishes, at beginning of text, EN CE POINT AY GRANT PIECE ESTE / TANT QUE AINSI ME VIT MATE / …

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