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Roman de la Rose
France, Paris, ca. 1340
MS M.503 fol. 58v

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Lucretia committing Suicide -- Lucretia as man, grasping hilt of sword with right hand, piercing self through right side; four trees in background.
Scene against gold background, enclosed in pink and blue frame with gold corners.
Below miniature, champide initial L beginning text LORS FIERT DE G(RA)NT ANGOISSE PLAINE / SON CUER ET LE FENT SI SE PORTE.

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