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Roman de la Rose
France, Paris, ca. 1380
MS M.132 fol. 71v

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Lover encountering Wealth -- Lover partly kneels with his arms crossed, before stream, and before male friend with his right hand raised and Personification of Wealth, wearing diadem, with her right hand, both seated under tree and beside gate portal. Scene within gold frame decorated with gold ivy leaves.
Above miniature in left column, rubric caption of scene, CO(M)MENT L'AMANT TROUUA RICHESCE.
Below miniature in left column, champide initial I at beginning of text, IOUSTE CLERE FONTENELE / PENSANT A LA ROSE NOUUELE / ....

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