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France, Paris, ca. 1350
MS M.324 fol. 82v

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Forced Abstinence and False Seeming speaking to Slander -- Man, representing Personification of Slander, wearing hooded cape, gestures toward nun, wearing habit, representing Personification of Forced Abstinence, raising left forefinger, and friar, wearing habit, representing False Seeming, raising right hand, both with books slung over their shoulders. Scene against patterned background within frame of miniature decorated with tendrils in right column.
In bottom of left column, rubric caption of scene, COMMENT ABSTINENCE ET CONTRAINTE ET FAUS SEMBL(ANT) SONT VENUS A MALE BOUCHE.
Below miniature in right column, rubric caption of scene, MALE BOUCHE PARLE A EULZ.
Below miniature in right column, initial Q decorated with foliate ornament and tendrils, at beginning of text, QUI LEUR A DIT OR SA VENES / DE UOS NOUUELES M'APRENES / ....

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