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Der Wälsche Gast
Germany, Trier, ca. 1380
MS G.54 fol. 5r

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Thomasin von Zerclaere: Text, Der Wälsche Gast, Book 01.05 -- Man, with scrolls inscribed DAZ IST DA... (sic) and ER DUT MIR GAR UNRECHT, holding scales in right hand and gesturing with left hand, stands beside man, with scrolls inscribed DER SPIELER and AN FRAGE IN, seated at backgammon board and pointing with right hand at man, partially dressed, with scrolls inscribed DAZ IST DER UNWISE and ER HAIT VORGESAT UFF IN, holding one of two dice in right hand. Standing beside him and touching his arm is personification of Desire, with scrolls inscribed DIE IST IDE GIRDE and SPIELE UFF MICH DU GEWINNES. To right stands male personification of Anger, with scrolls inscribed DAZ IST DER ZORN and WIRFF IN DAZ BRE... (sic), holding sword in raised right hand.

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