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Roman de la Rose
Belgium, possibly Tournai, ca. 1390
MS G.32 fol. 32r

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Miniature in left column:
Roman de la Rose: Scene, Reason speaking to Lover -- Personification of Reason, crowned, extends left hand toward Lover extending arms, both standing beside buildings, including tower, at left.
Scene against gold diapered background within frame decorated with five tendrils of trefoil leaves.
Miniature followed by text in right column, TOUT AINSI CON JE ME DEMENTOIE / DES GRANS DOLOURS QUE IE SENTOIE / …

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