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Roman de la Rose
France, Paris, ca. 1380
MS M.132 fol. 113v

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Frankness encountering Danger -- Three female figures as warriors, including one as Personification of Frankness, the first armed with shield, the second with spear and shield, the third with sword and shield, all encounter hooded man, representing Personification of Danger, raising club in right hand and holding shield in left. Scene within gold frame decorated with gold ivy leaves. Marginal extension decorated with ivy leaves. Above miniature in left column, rubric caption of scene, CI RACONTE L’AUCTEUR CO(M)MENT / LA BATAILLE M(OU)LT ASPREMENT / CO(M)MENCA ET LI G(E)NS ATOURS / DES GENZ AU NOBLE DIEU D’AMO(UR)S. Below miniature in left column, champide initial F at beginning of text, FRANCHISE VINT P(RI)MIEREM(EN)T / CONTRE DANG(IER) M(OU)LT HU(M)BLEM(EN)T …

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