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Roman de la Rose
Belgium, possibly Tournai, ca. 1390
MS G.32 fol. 72v

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Miniature in left column:
Roman de la Rose: Hunger -- Bearded man, represented as Personification of Hunger, with only head and back draped, nude, with hands extended, sits in profile on ground between two trees.
Scene against diapered background of fleurs-de-lis within frame decorated with five tendrils of trefoil leaves.
Miniature followed by blue initial L with red pen flourishes at beginning of text in right column, LONGE EST ET MAIGRE LASSE ET VAINE / GRANT SOUFFREITE A DE PAIN D’AVAINE / …

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