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Roman de la Rose
France, Rouen, ca. 1525
MS M.948. Fol. 187r

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Nature at her Forge -- Woman, representing Personification of Nature, with left hand raising hammer and with right hand holding hindlegs of sheep, on anvil, stands before forge with fire and hood.
Scene in room with two arched windows, seven animals, including, dog, ox, stag, two horses, cat and boar reclining on tiled floor.Miniature within architectual frame with decorative scrollwork.

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