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Roman de la Rose
France, Paris, ca. 1380
MS M.132 fol. 138r

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Genius receiving Crozier-- Personification of Genius, wearing bishop’s miter with infulae, raises right hand in blessing (?) and with left hand holds crozier extended by right hand of Eros, crowned, winged, with left forefinger raised. Scene within gold frame decorated with gold ivy leaves. Marginal extension decorated with ivy leaves. At bottom of left column, rubric caption of scene, CO(M)MENT AMOURS P(AR) M(OU)LT G(RA)NT IOIE / GENYUS AORNE ET CONROIE / DETRES NOBLES AOURNEMENS / POUR DIRE SES CO(M)MANDEMENS. Below miniature in right column, champide initial T at beginning of text, TANTOST LI DIEX D’AMO(UR)S AFUBLE / A GENIUS VNE CHASUBLE …

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