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France, Paris, ca. 1350
MS M.324 fol. 85v

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Old Woman bringing Wreath from Lover to Welcome -- Old Woman, wearing kerchief-veil, kneels, extending floral wreath toward Personification of Welcome, peering from grated window of prison tower. Scene against diapered background within frame of miniature decorated with tendrils in left column.
In bottom of right column of fol. 85r, rubric caption of scene.
Below miniature in left column, initial B decorated with foliate ornament and tendrils, at beginning of text, BIAU FILZ DIST ELLE MOULT M'ESMAY / QUANT VOUS TRUIS EN SI GRANT ESMAY / ....

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