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Roman de la Rose
France, Paris, ca. 1380
MS M.132 fol. 118v

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Nature at her Forge -- Personification of Nature, with right hand raising hammer and with left hand holding form of male figure on anvil, stands before bellows, fire on forge, and chimney. Grass 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, CI MONSTRE L’AUCTEUR P(AR) G(RA)NT CURE / CO(M)MENT EN CE SIECLE NATURE / HUMAINE FAIT HO(M)MES DURER / SANZ EULZ DE MORT ASSEURER Below miniature in left column, champide initial N at beginning of text, NATURE QUI PENSOIT DES CHOSES / Q(UI) SONT DESSOUS LE CIEL E(N)CLOSES …

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