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France, Paris, ca. 1350
MS M.324 fol. 27r

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Jealousy commanding Construction of Tower to imprison Welcome -- Personification of Jealousy, wearing tricolored draped hat, stands with right hand raised toward Personification of Welcome peering out from window of crenellated tower behind mason raising mallet above object. Scene against diapered background within frame of miniature decorated with tendrils in right column.
Above miniature in right column, rubric caption of scene, CO(M)MENT JALOUSIE FAIT FAIRE LA TOUR OU BEL ACUEIL FU MIS EN PRISON.
Below miniature in right column, rubric speech, L'AMANT PARLE.
Below miniature in right column, initial D decorated with foliate ornament and tendrils in right column, at beginning of text, DES OR EST DROIS QUE IE VOUS DIE / LA CONTENANCE IALOUSIE / ....

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