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Roman de la Rose
France, Paris, ca. 1380
MS M.132 fol. 149r

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Pygmalion making image -- Pygmalion creating clothed woman, recumbent on trestle table, with chisel in left hand and mallet in right hand. Other tools include a divider on the left, a hatchet below, and a right angle and plumb line above on the right. Scene against patterned background within frame decorated with tendrils. Rubric above scene, Q’ PUIS PARLA CO[MME] FEM[M]E SAGE. Below miniature in left column, champide initial P at beginning of text, PYMALION FU ENTAILLIEURS / POURTREA[N]T EN FUST ET EN PIERRE / …

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