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Roman de la Rose
France, Paris, ca. 1380
MS M.132 fol. 121v

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Nature confessing -- Personification of Nature kneeling on right knee, with left arm on left knee, places right hand on right knee of cleric, representing Genius, wearing almuce and garment, seated on bench, placing right hand on Nature’s head. Scene within gold frame decorated with gold ivy leaves. Marginal extension decorated with ivy leaves. On fol. 121r at bottom of right column, rubric caption of scene, CI DIT L’AUCTEUR Q(UI) P(OU)R G(E)NT CURE / YEULT CY APRES MAINTE ESCRIPT(U)RE / DAME NATURE PROPOSER / PAR VRAY TEXTE SI QUE GLOSER / LA PUET EN BONNE ENTENCION / HONIS SELON SA CONFESSION Below miniature in left column, champide initial G at beginning of text, GENIUS DIT ELLE BIAU P(RE)STRE / Q(UI) DES LIEUX ESTES DUX ET MAIST(RE) …

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