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Roman de la Rose
France, Paris, ca. 1380
MS M.132 fol. 147v

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Armed Men before Castle -- Five soldiers, wearing chain mail, three wearing helmets, two wearing broad , three armed with decorated shields, two armed with spear, one holding battle-axe; castle not represented. Grass and plants growing on ground. 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 A FAIT SON SARMO(N) / CI RECO(M)MENCENT LI BARON / A EULZ APPAREILLIER G(RA)NT EIRE / POUR FAIRE A IALOUSIE GUERRE. Below miniature in right column, champide initial S at beginning of text, SI COM LA CHOSE ERT EN CE POI(N)T / NI OT DE DEMOUREE POINT …

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