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Roman de la Rose
France, Paris, ca. 1380
MS M.132 fol. 5r
1) Roman de la Rose: Hypocrisy -- Beneath curtain draped over rod, Personification of Hypocrisy, name inscribed PAPELARDIE in rubric, wearing nun's habit, kneels with rosary over right arm, holding open book with pseudo-inscriptions before draped altar on which is crucifix. Figure within gold frame decorated with gold ivy leaves. Marginal extension decorated with ivy leaves.
Above miniature in left column, rubric label, CI EST POURTRAITE PAPELARDIE.
Below miniature in left column, painted decorated initial U at beginning of text, UNE YMAGE OT APRES ESCRIPTE / QUI BIEN SEMBLOIT ESTRE YPOCRIPTE / ....
2) Roman de la Rose: Poverty -- Male Personification of Poverty, name inscribed POURETE in rubric, with tousled hair, wearing ragged garment, sits on grassy mound, raising right hand to his breast. Figure within gold frame decorated with gold ivy leaves. Marginal extension decorated with ivy leaves.
Above miniature in right column, rubric label, CI EST POURTRAITE POURETE.
Below miniature in right column, painted decorated initial P at beginning of text, POURTRAITE FU AU DERRENIER / POURETE QUI I SEUL DENIER / ....
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