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Roman de la Rose
France, possibly Paris, ca. 1405
MS M.245 fol. 15r

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Miniature in left column:
Roman de la Rose: Scene, Lover paying Homage to God of Love -- Lover, kneeling, is embraced by God of Love (Eros), crowned, winged, wearing belted pouch, seated on draped throne in garden of flowers.
Scene against floreate background within gold frame sprouting foliage, at left of which is scroll, inscribed in blue and red, DEEZ CY ... ET L’AMANT.
Below miniature, blue initial A with red pen flourishes at beginning of text, ATANT DEUING A LUI MAINS JOINTES / ET SACHIEZ QUE MOUT ME FU COINTES / …

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