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Roman de la Rose
France, Paris, ca. 1380
MS M.132 fol. 131v

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Deucalion and Pyrrha praying to Themis -- Statue, nude, (representing Themis) holding shield in right hand and spear in left hand, stands on pedestal, before kneeling man and woman, wearing pointed headdress with wimple, both with joined hands raised. Scene within gold frame decorated with gold ivy leaves. Marginal extension decorated with ivy leaves. Above miniature in left column, rubric caption of scene, COMENT LE BON DUCALION / RECOUURA GENERACION At top of right column, painted decorated initial T at beginning of text, THEMIS Q(UAN)T OY LA REQUESTE / Q(UI) M(OU)LT ESTOIT BO(N)NE ET HONESTE …

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