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. 45r
Roman de la Rose: Scene, Nero committing Suicide -- Between two trees and flowering bushes on hillocks, two men hold Nero, crowned, with sword in left hand stabbing himself in breast. 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 DIT RAISON CO(M)MENT NOIRON EMPEREUR DE RO(M)ME S'OCCIST EN I VERGIER ET CO(M)MENT IL SE FIST AIDIER ANDE CES SERS.
Below miniature in right column, initial L decorated with foliate ornament and tendrils, at beginning of text, LORS S'OCIST MES AINS FIST REQUESTE / QUE NUS HO(M)S NE VEISTE SA TESTE / ....
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