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Roman de la Rose
Belgium, possibly Tournai, ca. 1390
MS G.32 fol. 110v

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Miniature in left column:
Roman de la Rose: Scene, Nature speaking with Genius -- Before draped altar, Personification of Genius, tonsured, in clerical vestments, gestures towards Personification of Nature, head draped, left hand raised.
Scene against patterned background within frame decorated with foliate tendrils.
Below miniature red initial G with blue pen flourishes at beginning of text, GENIUS FAIT ELLE BIAIU P[RE]STRES / QUI DES LIEUX ESTES DIEUX ET MESTRES

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