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Roman de la Rose
France, Rouen, ca. 1525
MS M.948. Fol. 019r

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Lover at Fountain of Narcissus -- Lover, wearing cap, partly kneels, extending hands and looking down at reflection in pool of water into which flows stream of water from rock on which are trees and perched bird; several birds fly or perch on fence.
Scene in hilly landscape with buildings surrounding shore and pair of swans on water in distance.Text written in ruled space resembling scroll unfurling at edges.

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