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France, Paris, ca. 1350
MS M.324 fol. 30r

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Reason speaking to Lover -- Beside tower with open portal, Personification of Reason raises right forefinger toward Lover, wearing tunic with belted purse, gesturing. Scene against diapered background within frame of miniature decorated with tendrils in right column.
In bottom of left column, rubric caption of scene, CO(M)MENT RAISON EST DESCENDUE DE SA TOUR LA SECONDE FOIS POR ENSEIGNIER L'AMA(N)T.
Below miniature in right column, initial B decorated with foliate ornament and tendrils, at beginning of text, BIAUS AMIS DIST RAISON LA BELLE / CO(M)MENT SE PORTE TA QUERELLE / ....

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