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

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Miniature in left column:
Roman de la Rose: Scene, Lover encounterng Guardians of the Rose -- Lover, wearing draped hat, with hands on belt, encounters male Personification of Danger wearing draped hat and pouch around waist, and two Personifications of Slander, and Shame, wearing veils, one with wimple, all holding clubs, all surrounding rose bush amid bushes.
Scene against gold filigree on orange-red background within frame sprouting foliage, at right of which is scroll inscribed in red and blue with labels of Personifications of Danger, Slander, and Shame, DANGER, MALEBOUCHE, and HONTE, and Lover, L’AMANT.
Below miniature, blue initial B with red pen flourishes at beginning of text, BELACUEL MOUT BIEN ME SERUI / QUANT DE SI PREZ LE BOUTON VI / …

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