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Roman de la Rose
France, Paris, ca. 1380
MS M.132 fol. 115r

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Pity encountering Shame -- Personification of Pity, armed with club in right hand and shield in left hand, stands before Personification of Shame, with raised sword in right hand and shield in right hand. Scene within gold frame decorated with gold ivy leaves. Marginal extension decorated with ivy leaves. On folio 114v and above miniature in left column, rubric caption of scene, ICI NOUS FAIT L’AUCTEUR I C(RO)IRE / ET PITIE SE COMBAT AHONTE ET PUIS DELIT ET BIEN CELER / SEN VOULDRE(N)T ASPREME(N)T INELLER. Below miniature in left column, champide initial H at beginning of text, HONTE PORTE VNE GRANT ESPEE / CLERE ET BIE(N) FAITE ET BIE(N) TRE(N)PEE

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