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Chansonnier provençal
Italy, ca. 1285-1300
MS M.819 fol. 66v

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Left Margin:
Man, probably judge, gesturing with right hand and holding fleur-de-lis scepter with left hand, seated on cushioned bench; below, man, probably poet, hands behind him, flanked by two other men, one with both hands on shoulders of poet, the other holding with right hand cord leading to poet.
At bottom, poet, left hand on his breast, extending right hand to open book held by right hand of woman, gesturing with left hand, seated on cushioned bench.
Text of poem by Arnaut de Maruelh.

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