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Roman de la Rose
France, Paris, ca. 1380
MS M.132 fol. 130v

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Nature expounding on God -- Christ, cross-nimbed, seated on bench, raises right hand in blessing and glances toward his reflection in mirror in left hand. 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 LI VRAIS DIEX T(RE)S ESTABLE / TIENT LE MIRONER P(ER)DURABLE / OU QUEL IL VOIT APPERTEMENT / DE TOUS SALUT OU DA(M)PNEME(N)T Below miniature in left column, champide initial U at beginning of text, UOIT IL OU LES AMES YRONT / QUI LOIALME(N)T LE SERUIRONT …

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