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Roman de la Rose
Belgium, possibly Tournai, ca. 1390
MS G.32 fol. 3v

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Miniature in left column: Personification of Old Age, wearing wimple with red cap-like hood, sits on bench, with both hands leaning on tau-staff to right. Figure against diapered background within frame decorated with two tendrils of trefoil leaves. Below miniature, red initial A with blue pen flourishes at beginning of text, APRES FU VIELLESCE POURTRAITE / QUI BIEN ESTOIT UN PIE RETRAITE / …

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