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Roman de la Rose
France, Paris, ca. 1340
MS M.503 fol. 101v

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Battle with Guards of Castle -- Three soldiers, wearing helmets and mail, holding swords with right hands, one holding shield with left hand, confront four men, including two soldiers, three raising swords with right hands and holding shields with left hands. Crenellated wall with closed portal is visible behind them.
Scene against gold background, enclosed in pink and blue frame with gold corners.
Below miniature, champide initial F beginning text FRANCHISE UINT PREMIEREM(EN)T / CO(N)TRE DANGIER M(OU)LT HU(M)BLEM(EN)T.

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