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Roman de la Rose
Belgium, possibly Tournai, ca. 1390
MS G.32 fol. 88r

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Miniature in left column:
Roman de la Rose: Scene, Old Woman bringing Wreath from Lover to Welcome -- Lover, wearing red hat, stands with arms folded, beside tower (as prison), enclosing Old Woman, wearing peaked headress with wimple, extending wreath in right hand toward Personification of Welcome, within wall with two towers and two trees.
Scene against gold filigree on red background, within frame decorated with two tendrils of trefoil leaves.
Below miniature, blue initial B with red pen flourishes at beginning of text, BIAUX FILZ DIST ELLE TROP M’ESMAY / QUANT VOUS VOY EN SI GRANT ESMAY / …

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