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Roman de la Rose
France, Paris, ca. 1380
MS M.132 fol. 90v

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Courtliness and Generosity entering Gate -- Two women, personifying Courtliness and Generosity, one with raised left hand, the other with right hand on gate, enter building. Old Woman, wearing coif, looks out from window of tower toward the women. Scene within gold frame decorated with gold ivy leaves. Marginal extension decorated with ivy leaves. Above miniature in left column, rubric caption of scene, CO(M)MENT LA BELLE COURTOISIE / ET PUIS LARGESCE LENUOISIE / SE MISTRENT SANZ NULE PERESSE / O LA VIEILLE EN LA FORTERESSE Below miniature in left column, champide initial T at beginning of text, TANTOST COURTOISIE ET LARGECE / LA PORTE PASSENT PER PROECE

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