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France, Paris, ca. 1350
MS M.324 fol. 3v

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Roman de la Rose: Sadness -- Personification of Sadness, name inscribed TRISTESCE in rubric, sits on bench and with her hands pulls two tresses of her long hair. Figure against spiraling filigree background within frame of miniature decorated with foliate tendrils in left column.
Above miniature, rubric label, TRISTESCE POURTRAITE.
Below miniature, initial D with foliate ornament and tendrils, at beginning of text, DELEZ ENUIE AUQUES PRES YERE / TRISTESCE PEINTE EN LA MESYERE / ....

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