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Roman de la Rose
Belgium, possibly Tournai, ca. 1390
MS G.32 fol. 5v

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Miniature in left column: Roman de la Rose: Scene, Lover speaking to Idleness -- Lover, wearing cap, stands with arms folded, before Personification of Idleness holdng mirror in right hand and extending left hand toward him, in corner of wall enclosing garden with two trees. Scene against diapered background within frame with two tendrils of trefoil leaves. Below miniature, blue initial L with red pen flourishes at beginning of text, LORS ENTRAY SANS PLUS DIRE MOT / PAR L’UIS SET AUSEUSE OUUERT M’OT / …

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