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Roman de la Rose
France, Paris, ca. 1340
MS M.503 fol. 106r

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Nature at her Forge -- Personification of Nature as woman, seated on bench, raises mallet with right hand, and grasps with left hand human head on anvil (?). Behind Nature is fire in forge with chimney; bellows is on wall next to the chimney.
Scene against gold background, enclosed in pink and blue frame with gold corners.
Below miniature, champide initial N beginning text NATURE QUI PENSOIT DES CHOSES / QUI SONT DESOUZ LE CIEL ENCLOSES.

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