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Roman de la Rose
Belgium, possibly Tournai, ca. 1390
MS G.32 fol. 59v

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Miniature in right column:
Roman de la Rose: Wheel of Fortune -- Personification of Fortune stands, turning rim of wheel at bottom of which is intertwined with prostrate male figure as Lover (or Friend in text) grasping the rim.
Scene against diapered background within frame decorated with six tendrils of trefoil leaves.
Miniature at beginning of text, DE FORTUNE ENUERS ABATU / TANT M’A PAR POURETE BATU / …

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