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

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Miniature in left column:
Roman de la Rose: Scene, God of Love locking Heart of Lover -- God of Love (Eros), crowned, winged, with right hand on gold belt with pouch, extends key in left hand toward Lover, wearing draped hat, with crossed hands over his breast.
Scene against floreate background of flowers (meant to be roses), within gold frame sprouting foliage, at left of which is scroll, inscribed in blue and red, LI DIEU D’AMOURS AUEC L’AMANT.
Below miniature, gold initial L with blue pen flourishes at beginning of text, LORS DE S’AMONIERE TRAUTE / UNE PETITE CLEF BIEN FAUTE / …

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