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Roman de la Rose
France, Paris, ca. 1340
MS M.503 fol. 140v

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Venus attacking Castle -- Venus, winged and crowned, right hand raised, grasping bow with left hand, shoots flames toward castle; flames are rising from roof and visible in window. Woman holding infant stands in open doorway.
Scene against gold background, enclosed in pink and blue frame with gold corners.
Below miniature, champide initial U beginning text UENUS NI UA PLUS ATTENDANT / LE BOUION PLAIN DE FEU ARDA(N)T.

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