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Roman de la Rose
France, Paris, ca. 1380
MS M.132 fol. 60v

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Lucretia committing Suicide -- One of two men gestures before Lucretia with sword stabbing herself in torso from which blood flows. Scene within gold frame decorated with gold ivy leaves.
Above miniature in left column, rubric caption of scene, CO(M)MENT LUCRECE SE OCCIST.
Below miniature in left column, champide initial M at beginning of text, MAIS ELLE QUI SON DUEL MENOIT / UN COUTEL EN SA MAIN TENOIT / ....

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