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Roman de la Rose
France, Paris, ca. 1380
MS M.132 fol. 67v

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Two robbers emerge from forest. One, wearing kerchief, is armed with buckler and sword; the other unsheathes sword. To right, two men flee; one, wearing belted purse, turns his head and gestures toward the robbers. Scene within gold frame decorated with gold ivy leaves.
Above miniature in left column, rubric caption of scene, CO(M)MENT LES LARRONS COURURENT PREMIEREMENT POUR EMBLER.
Below miniature in left column, champide initial T at beginning of text, TANTOST SI DOLEREUSE MAUFFE / DE FORSENERIE ESCHAUFFE / ....

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