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Roman de la Rose
France, Paris, ca. 1380
MS M.132 fol. 1r
1) Roman de la Rose: Scene, Lover sleeping -- Lover, partly nude, with head on pillow, sleeps on canopied bed, beside curtain and rose bush.
2) Roman de la Rose: Scene, Lover dressing -- Lover, clothed, sits at end of made canopied bed, and puts shoe on left foot.
3) Roman de la Rose: Scene, Lover walking -- Lover bends down toward stream between banks; trees.
4) Roman de la Rose: Scene, Lover in Garden -- Lover stands between two hillocks with trees; stream flows from one hillock; one of three birds flies.
Below miniature in two columns, rubric CI CO(M)MENCE UNE VRAIE HISTOIRE / QUI EST DE M(U)LT HAUTE MEMOIRE / QU'EN NO(M)ME RO(M)MANS DE LA ROSE / OU L'ART D'AMOURS EST TOUT E(N)CLOSE.
Below miniature in left column, painted decorated initial M at beginning of text, MAINTES GENS DIENT QUE EN SONGES / N'A SE FLABES NON ET MENCONGES / ....
Margins surrounding quadripartite miniature and two-column text with rectilinear bars (baguettes) decorated with ivy leaves.
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