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Roman de la Rose
France, Paris, ca. 1340
MS M.503 fol. 4v

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Roman de la Rose: Poverty -- Man, gesturing with both hands, looks toward Poverty as woman, nude, right hand on breast, body draped with mantle, seated on ground.
Scene against gold background, enclosed in red and blue frame with gold corners.
Following miniature at top of right column, champide initial P beginning text POURTRETE ESTOIT AU DERREINER / POURETEZ QUI UN SEUL DENIER.

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