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Roman de la Rose
France, Paris, ca. 1340
MS M.503 fol. 70v
Roman de la Rose: Scene, Forced Abstinence and False Seeming before God of Love -- Forced Abstinence as nun, veiled with wimple, False Seeming, tonsured as Franciscan monk, and Lover (?), tonsured, as Dominican monk, the latter two raising left hands, all looking toward God of Love (Eros), winged and crowned, gesturing with both hands.
Scene against gold background, enclosed in pink and blue frame with gold corners.
Below miniature, champide initial Q beginning text QUEST CE DIST IL AI IE SONGIE / DI FAUS SEMBLA(N)T P(AR)QUEL (CON)GIE.
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