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Roman de la Rose
France, 1340-1350
MS M.185 fol. 75r

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Pygmalion making Image -- Pygmalion, holds with both hands compass on torso of unfinished statue lying on trestle table; mallet and chisel are also on the table
Scene with gold background, enclosed in pink and blue frame with gold corners, each decorated with ivy leaves.
Below miniature, pen-flourished initial P beginning text PYMALYON FU ENTAILLIEREZ / POURTRAIANS EU FUST ET EM PIERREZ .

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