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France, Paris, ca. 1350
MS M.324 fol. 84r

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, False Seeminig cutting off Tongue of Slander -- Hooded man, representing Personification of Slander, kneels before Dominican friar wearing habit, representing Personification of False Seeming, seated on bench, with knife cutting off tongue of Slander. Scene against diapered background within frame of miniature decorated with tendrils in left column.
Below miniature in left column, rubric caption of scene, CI DIT CO(M)MENT FAUS SEMBL(ANT) CONFESSE MALE BOUCHE ET CO(M)MENT IL LI COPE LA LA(N)GUE.
In right column, initial M decorated with foliate ornament and tendrils, at beginning of text, MALE BOUCHE TANTOST S'ABESSE / SI S'AGENOILLE ET SE CO(N)FESSE / ....

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