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Roman de la Rose
France, Paris, ca. 1380
MS M.132 fol. 50r

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Reason departing from Lover, and Roman de la Rose:Scene,Friend comforting Lover -- Personification of Reason, wearing wimpled veil, departs to left. Lover, wearing belted tunic, stands with arms crossed before hooded Friend gesturing toward him. Scene within gold frame decorated with gold ivy leaves. Marginal extension decorated with ivy leaves.
On fol. 49v at bottom of right column, rubric caption of scene.
Below miniature in left column, champide initial Q at beginning of text, QUANT RAISON M'OT SI S'EN RETOURNE / ET ME LAISSA PENSANT ET MOURNE / ....

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