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. 2v
1) Roman de la Rose: Covetousness -- Below rod over which two garments are draped, woman, representing Personification of Covetousness, name inscribed CONUOITISE in rubric, holds two moneybags, one in right hand beside goblet above chest containing coins and the other in left hand beside vessel above chest containing coins. Figure against diapered background within frame of miniature decorated with foliate tendrils in left column.
Above miniature, rubric label, CONUOITISE POURTRETE.
Below miniature, initial A decorated with foliate ornament and tendrils, at beginning of text, APRES FU PAINTE CONUOITISE / C'EST CELE QUI LES GENS ATISE / ....
2) Roman de la Rose: Avarice -- Below rod over which vair blanket and garment are draped, Personification of Avarice, name inscribed AUARISCE in rubric, wearing kerchief-veil and ragged garment with patches, holds moneybag and sits on bench. Figure against spiraling filigree background within frame of miniature decorated with foliate tendrils in right column.
Above miniature, rubric label, AUARISCE POURTRAITE.
Below miniature, initial U with foliate ornament and tendrils, at beginning of text, UNE AUTRE YMAGE Y OT ASSISE / TOUT EN COSTE CONUOITISE / ....
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