225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016. Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station
France, Paris, ca. 1350
MS M.324 fol. 4v
1) Roman de la Rose: Hypocrisy -- Personification of Hypocrisy, name inscribed PAPELARDIE in rubric, wearing nun's habit, kneels with rosary over joined hands raised in prayer before open book with pseudo-inscriptions on prie-dieu and before draped altar on which is crucifix. Figure against diapered background within frame of miniature decorated with tendrils in left column.
Above miniature in left column, rubric label, PAPELARDIE POURTRAITE.
Below miniature in left column, initial U decorated with foliate ornament and tendrils, at beginning of text, UNE YMAGE OT APRES ESCRIPTE / QUI SEMBLOIT BIEN ESTRE YPOCRITE / ....
2) Roman de la Rose: Poverty -- Youth, representing Personification of Poverty, name inscribed POURETE in rubric, with right hand to face, sits on ground between two trees. Figure against spiraling filigree background within frame of miniature decorated with foliate tendrils in right column.
Above miniature in right column, rubric label, POURETE POURTRAITE.
Below miniature in right column, initial P decorated with foliate ornament and tendrils, at beginning of text, POURETE FU AU DERRENIER / POURETE QUI I SEUL DENIER / ....
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