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Roman de la Rose
France, Paris, ca. 1380
MS M.132 fol. 103v

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Old Woman speaking to Welcome -- Old Woman, wearing kerchief-veil, gesturing with hands, glances toward Welcome with arms folded. Grass on 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, LA VIEILLE QUI DE TOUT MAL SE(M)PLE / DIT A BELACUEIL .I. EXEMPLE / DU CHAT ET DU POLAIN DENISE /CO(M)MENT NATURE LES MAISTRISE. Below miniature in left column, champide initial B at beginning of text, BIAUX FILZ QUI PRENDROIT .I. CHATON / QUI ONQUES RATE NE RATON …

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