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Roman de la Rose
France, Paris, ca. 1380
MS M.132 fol. 15v

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Lover pierced by Arrow of God of Love -- Eye of Lover, with hands raised, is pierced by arrow shot by God of Love (Eros), crowned, winged, with bow. Scene within gold frame decorated with gold ivy leaves. Marginal extension decorated with ivy leaves.
Above miniature in right column, rubric caption of scene, CO(M)MENT LI DIEU D'AMOURS TRAIT A L'AMANT LA P(RI)MIERE FLECHE L'AM(AN)T.
Below miniature in right column, painted decorated initial L at beginning of text, LORS TRAIST A MOY PAR TEL DEUISE / QUE PAR MI L'UEIL M'A V CUER MISE / ....

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