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

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Genius preaching Sermon -- Personification of Genius, wearing bishop’s miter with infulae, stands in draped pulpit, extending right forefinger toward seated group of six men and women, the foremost woman with right hand raised. Scene within gold frame decorated with gold ivy leaves. Marginal extension decorated with ivy leaves. Above miniature in right column, rubric caption of scene, GENYUS LE PRESTRE NATURE / ESPONT AUS BARONS LE SCRIPTURE / HAULTE SAGE BONNE ALOSEE / QUI PAR DEUANT EST PROPOSEE. Below miniature in right column, gold initial D at beginning of text, DE L’AUCTORITE DE NATURE / Q(UI) DE TOUT LE MO(N)DE A LA CURE …

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