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Roman de la Rose
France, Paris, ca. 1380
MS M.132 fol. 135r

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Vulcan capturing Mars and Venus -- Venus and Mars, partly covered with bedsheet, embrace in bed, before Vulcan, wearing tunic with belt, tying their feet together. 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 LE IALOUS PL(US) Q(UE) NULS / VOLCANUS LE MARY VENUS / PRIST MARS PRONE AUEC SA FAME / TOUT NU. DONT IL OT G(RA)NT DIFFAME Below miniature in left column, champide initial M at beginning of text, MARS ET VENUS Q(UI) IA P(RI)S FURENT / ENSEMBLE OU LIT OU IL SE IURE(N)T …

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