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Roman de la Rose
France, Paris, ca. 1380
MS M.132 fol. 137v

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Nature’s Work of Human Procreation -- Couple embrace under cover in canopied bed. Scene within gold frame decorated with gold ivy leaves. Marginal extension decorated with ivy leaves. Above miniature in right column, rubric caption of scene, CO(M)MENT NATURE SE REMIST / EN SA FORGE OU FORT SENTREMIST / DE SESPIECE CONTINUER / Q(UI) MORT NE LA PEUST TUER. Below miniature in right column, champide initial L at beginning of text, LORS REMAINT NATURE/ EN SA FORGE PRENT SES/ MARTIAUX ET FIERT ET FORGE…

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