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France, Paris, ca. 1350
MS M.324 fol. 24v

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Venus interceding for Lover to Welcome -- Venus, crowned, wearing wimple, holds torch in left hand and gestures toward Personification of Welcome with left hand pointing to her raised right hand. Scene against patterned background within frame of miniature decorated with tendrils in right column.
Above miniature, rubric caption of scene, COMMENT VENUS LA DEESSE PARLLE A BEL ACUEIL LE BRANDON EN LA MAIN.
Below miniature, initial L decorated with foliate ornament and tendrils in right column, at beginning of text, LORS LI A CO(M)MENCIE A DIRE / POUR QUOY UOUS FAITES UOUS BIAU SIRE / ....

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