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France, ca. 1320
MS M.372 fol. 3v

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Roman de la Rose: Old Age -- Woman, as Personification of Old Age, name inscribed VILLESSE in rubric, wearing wimpled veil, walks, leaning on crutches between two trees. Figure against gold background within frame.
Above miniature in left column, rubric label, VILLESSE POURTRETE.
In right column, pen-flourished initial A at beginning of text, APRES FU VILLESSE POURTRETE / QUI ESTOIT BIEN UN PIE RETRETE / ....

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