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France, Paris, ca. 1350
MS M.324 fol. 4r

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Roman de la Rose: Old Age -- Man representing Personification of Old Age, name inscribed VIELLESCE in rubric, white-bearded, wearing hood, walks, leaning on crutches. Figure against patterned background within frame of miniature decorated with foliate tendrils in left column.
Above miniature, rubric label, VIELLESSE POURTRAITE.
Below miniature, initial A decorated with foliate ornament and tendrils, at beginning of text, APRES FU UIELLESSE POURTRETE / QUI ESTOIT BIEN I PIE RETRETE / ....

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