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Roman de la Rose
France, Paris, ca. 1380
MS M.132 fol. 48r

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Roman de la Rose: Wheel of Fortune -- Personification of Fortune, crowned, blindfolded, stands with hands turning spokes of wheel. Figure 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)MENT FORTUNE EST EN SA ROE Q(U)I A MAINT HO(M)ME LA MOE.
Below miniature in left column, painted decorated initial L at beginning of text, LAISSE LI SA ROE TOURNER / Q(U)I TO(UR)NE ADES SANZ SEIOURNER / ....

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