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France, Paris, ca. 1350
MS M.324 fol. 3r

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Roman de la Rose: Envy -- Personification of Envy, name inscribed ENUIE in rubric, wearing bicolored draped hat in blue-green and red, sits on bench, raises her right hand to her face, and extends her left arm. Figure against diapered background within frame of miniature decorated with foliate tendrils in left column.
Above miniature, rubric label, ENUIE POURTRAITE.
In right column, initial A, decorated with foliate ornament and tendrils, at beginning of text, APRES REFU PORTRAITE ENUIE / QUI NE RIST ONQUES EN SA UIE / ....

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