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France, ca. 1320
MS M.372 fol. 1r

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Lover sleeping -- -- Lover, with head on pillow, sleeps on draped bed beside rose bush, and before man representing Personification of Danger, raising hands or holding object. Scene against gold background within frame.
In left column above two-column miniature, rubric, CE EST LI ROUMAINS DE LA ROSE
In left column below two-column miniature, initial M decorated with foliate ornament, at incipit of text, MAINTES GENS DIENT QUE EN SONGES / N'A SE FLABES NON ET MENCONGES / ....
In right column above two-column miniature, rubric caption of scene, OU L'ART D'AMOURS EST TOUTE ENCLOSE
In right column below two-column miniature, champide initial M at beginning of text, MAINTES CHOSES COUERTEMENT / QUE L'EN UOIT PUIS APPERTEMENT / ....
Margins surrounding two-column text and right side of miniature decorated with rectilinear bars decorated with ivy foliage sprigs, the lower margin (bas-de-page) inhabited by rabbit pursuing dog.

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