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Roman de la Rose
France, Paris, ca. 1380
MS M.132 fol. 95r

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Old Woman speaking to Welcome -- Old Woman, wearing kerchief-veil pointing with right hand and gesturing with left hand, and Personification of Welcome, with arms crossed, both look at each other, standing in prison. Grass growing along ground. Scene within gold frame decorated with gold ivy leaves. Marginal extension decorated with ivy leaves. Above miniature in left column, rubric caption of scene, LORDE VIEILLE Q(UI) DIEU CONFONDE / ENSEIGNE TOUTE LE HOURT DU MO(N)DE / A BELACUEIL QUI BIEN LESCOUTE / CAR IL V(ER)MET SENTENTE TOUTE Below miniature in left column, champide initial at beginning of text, LORS A CO(M)MENCIEE SA VERUE / ET DIT CO(N) FAUSSE VIELLE S(ER)UE…

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