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Roman de la Rose
France, Paris, ca. 1340
MS M.503 fol. 2v

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Roman de la Rose: Covetousness -- Woman as covetousness, raising left hand, extends right hand to vessels, including vase and goblet in open chest (coffer) with strapping visible on front. She is seated on bench below rod on which hang two garments or pieces of cloth. Crenellated wall with open portal is at left.
Scene against gold background, enclosed in red and blue frame with gold corners.
Below miniature, champide initial A at beginning of text APRES FU PAINTE COUUOITISE / CEST CELLE QUI LES GENS ATISE.

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