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Roman de la Rose
France, possibly Paris, ca. 1405
MS M.245 fol. 21r

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Miniature in left column:
Roman de la Rose: Scene, God of Love departing from Lover -- On grass, God of Love, winged, wearing belted pouch, extends right hand toward Lover, wearing draped hat, with hands lowered, departing to right.
Scene against gold filigree on white background within frame sprouting foliage, at left of which is scroll, inscribed in blue and red, LE DIEU D’AMOURS QUI PARLE A L’AMANT.
Below miniature in left column, blue initial T with red pen flourishes at beginning of text, TOUT MAINTENANT QUI AMOURS M’OT / SON PLAISIR DIT QUE NE SE SOT / …

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