225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016. Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station

Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

« Previous Next »   Thumbnails

Roman de la Rose
France, Paris, ca. 1380
MS M.132 fol. 140v

See more information »

Roman de la Rose: Scene, Genius expounding on Atropos -- At right, Atropos, personifying Death in form of skeleton, armed with three spears, with right hand thrusts spear in body of fallen man at left on grass (Genius not represented). Scene within gold frame decorated with gold ivy leaves. Marginal extension decorated with ivy leaves. Above miniature in left column, rubric caption of scene, CO(M)MENT GENIUS A TOUZ CRIE / A HAUTE VOIX ET LEUR DEPRIE / QUI CHASCUN SE DEFFENDE FORT / CONTRE ATROPOS CE EST LA MORT. Below miniature in left column, champide initial T at beginning of text, TROIS SEREURS SO(N)T SI NEL SAUEZ / DONT LES .II. A SECOURS AUEZ ...

(60 of 67)