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England, possibly York, 1316-1331
MS G.50 fol. 64r

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Ages of Man: Eight (Fifth Age) -- Veiled woman, as questioner, holds scroll, inscribed MOVT RESEMBL(E)M(EN)T POR DV MA SAG[ESSE], in her draped right hand and raises her left hand. Middle-aged man, as respondent, wearing cap and vair-lined garment, raises his right hand and holds scroll, inscribed BEN LE DEI CAR IE SU DE AGE, in his left hand.
Scene with gold punched background, within initial D decorated with geometric ornament and diapered spandrels.
Margins decorated with foliage.

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