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Roman de la Rose
Belgium, possibly Tournai, ca. 1390
MS G.32 fol. 103v

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Miniature in left column:
Roman de la Rose: Scene, Barons of God of Love rescuing Lover -- Lover stands with arms folded, before five Barons of God of Love, as helmeted soldiers, one with right hand raised and armed with spear in left hand, one armed with shield, and three armed with swords.
Scene against gold diapered background, within frame decorated with two tendrils of trefoil leaves.
Miniature followed by blue initial L with red pen flourishes at beginning of text in right column, LI BARON AUS ARMES SAILLIRENT / QUANT OIRENT SERENT ET UIRENT / …

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