225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016. Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station
France, Paris, ca. 1350
MS M.324 fol. 43v
Roman de la Rose: Scene, Death of Seneca -- Nero, crowned, stands with sword in left hand and raises right hand toward executioner with knife opening veins in right arm of Seneca, nude, in wooden tub. Scene against spiraling filigree background within frame of miniature decorated with tendrils in right column.
In bottom of left column, rubric caption of scene, CI DIST RAISON CO(M)MENT NOIRON EMPEREUR DE RO(M)ME FIST SEIGNIER SENEQ(UE) EN I BAING POUR LI FERE MOURIR.
Below miniature in right column, initial E decorated with foliate ornament and tendrils, at beginning of text, ET FIST ENS LE PREUDO(M)ME MECTRE / ET PUIS SEIGNIER CE DIST LA L(ET)RE /....
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