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Roman de la Rose
Belgium, possibly Tournai, ca. 1390
MS G.32 fol. 107r

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Miniature in right column:
Roman de la Rose: Scene, Venus travelling in Chariot -- Venus, crowned, wearing red patterned garment, sits in chariot (cart) borne by six doves in mid-air before God of Love (Eros), crowned, winged, wearing red patterned garment, standing with arms folded, attended by helmeted soldier armed with sword.
Scene against gold diapered background, within frame decorated with two tendrils of trefoil leaves.
Below miniature, blue initial T with red pen flourishes at beginning of text, TOUTE LEUR COSE ONT APRESTEE / ADONC EST EN SON CAR MONTEE /…

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