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France, Paris, ca. 1350
MS M.324 fol. 39v

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Virginius slaying Daughter -- Virginius with right hand raises sword and with left hand grasps hair of Virginia kneeling with joined hands raised, facing him. Scene against diapered background within frame of miniature decorated with tendrils in right column.
Above miniature, rubric caption of scene, CO(M)MENT VIRGINIUS COUPA LA TESTE A VIRGINE SA FILLE.
In left column of fol. 40r, initial T decorated with foliate ornament and tendrils, at beginning of text.

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