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Roman de la Rose
France, Paris, ca. 1340
MS M.503 fol. 4r

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Roman de la Rose: Hypocrisy -- Hypocrisy as woman wearing knotted headdress, holding open book with both hands, kneeling before draped altar on which is cross.
Figure against gold background, enclosed in red and frame with gold corners.
Below miniature, champide initial U beginning text UNE YMAGE OT APRES ESCRIPTE / Q(U)I SEMBLOIT B(IE)N ESTRE YPOCRITE.

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