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Roman de la Rose
France, Paris, ca. 1380
MS M.132 fol. 73v

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Lover entreating God of Love -- Lover raises right hand toward God of Love (Eros), crowned, winged, with right hand on head of the Lover. Scene within gold frame decorated with gold ivy leaves.
Above miniature in left column, rubric caption of scene, L'AMANT PARLE D'AMOURS.
Below miniature in left column, champide initial Q at beginning of text, QUANT AMOURS M'OT BIEN ESPROUUE / ET VIT QU'IL M'OT LOIAL TROUUE / ....

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