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France, Paris, ca. 1350
MS M.324 fol. 129r

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Genius preaching Sermon -- Cleric wearing almuce, representing Personification of Genius, stands in draped pulpit, extending right hand toward seated group of God of Love (Eros), crowned, winged, with right hand raised, and two men and woman. Scene against patterned background within frame of miniature decorated with tendrils in right column.
Above miniature, rubric caption of scene, CI CO(M)MENCE GENIUS SON SARMON.
Below miniature, initial D decorated with foliate ornament and tendrils, at beginning of text, DE L'AUCTORITE DE NATURE / QUI DE TOUT LE MONDE A LA CURE / ....

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