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Roman de la Rose
France, Paris, ca. 1380
MS M.132 fol. 13v

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Lover at Fountain of Narcissus -- Lover kneels, looking at reflection of his face in wellhead from which stream flows out on grass amid three trees. Scene within gold frame decorated with gold ivy leaves. Marginal extension decorated with ivy leaves.
Above miniature in right column, rubric caption of scene, COMMENT NARCISUS MOURUT SUS LA FONTAINNE PERILLEUSE.
Below miniature in right column, painted decorated initial A at beginning of text, A LA FONTAINNE TOUT ADENZ / SE MIST LORS POR BOIRE DEDENZ / ....

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