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Roman de la Rose
France, Paris, ca. 1380
MS M.132 fol. 117v

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Venus travelling in Chariot -- Venus (only bust of figure visible) rides in chariot drawn upward by four doves, spreading wings. Grass and three trees growing on ground. Scene within gold frame decorated with gold ivy leaves. Marginal extension decorated with ivy leaves. Above miniature in left column, rubric caption of scene, CO(M)MENT VENUS SA(N)Z T..E METTRE / FIST SON CHARIOT A POI(N)T M... / PUIS Y MONTE ET LE FAIT COURIR / POUR AMOURS TA(N)TOST SECOURIR. Below miniature in left column, champide initial L at beginning of text, LORS FIST SA MESINE APELER / SO(N) CHAR (CON)MA(N)DE A ESTELER …

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