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Roman de la Rose
France, possibly Paris, ca. 1405
MS M.245 fol. 22v
Miniature in left column:
1) Roman de la Rose: Scene, Danger warning Lover -- Male Personification of Danger, bearded, wearing belted pouch, holding club in right hand, before Lover, wearing draped hat and gloves, one on right hand, and the other hanging from left hand raised.
Scene against gold filigree on red background within frame sprouting foliage, at left of which is scroll, inscribed in red and blue, DOYEZ DANGER AUEC L’AMANT.
Below miniature, gold initial N with blue pen flourishes at beginning of text, N’OSAY ILLEC PLUS REMANOIR / POUR LE VILAIN HIDEUX ET NOIR / ...
Miniature in right column:
2) Roman de la Rose: Scene, Reason chastising Lover -- Beside tower, Personification of Reason, crowned, addresses with hands raised toward Lover, wearing draped hat, gesturing.
Scene against diapered background, within frame sprouting foliage, at right of which is scroll, inscribed in red and blue, RAISON PARLE A L’AMANT.
Below miniature, blue initial E with red pen flourishes at beginning of text, EN CE POINT AY GRANT PIECHE ESTE / TANT QUE AINSI ME UIT MATE / …
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