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France, Paris, ca. 1350
MS M.324 fol. 138r

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Pygmalion making Image -- Pygmalion, wearing tunic, with chisel carves statue of recumbent woman on trestle table. Scene against diapered background within frame of miniature decorated with tendrils in left column.
Above miniature, rubric caption of scene, CI EST HISTOIRE DE PYMALION.
Below miniature, initial P decorated with foliate ornament and tendrils, at beginning of text, PYMALION TU ENTAILLIERRES / PORTRAIANS EN FUST ET EN PIERRES ....

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