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Roman de la Rose
France, possibly Paris, ca. 1405
MS M.245 fol. 25r

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Miniature in left column:
Roman de la Rose: Scene, Frankness and Pity speaking to Danger -- Personification of Pity, wearing headdress and purse hanging from belt, accompanies Personification of Frankness, labelled in scroll, wearing headdress, with hands raised addressing Personification of Danger, labelled in scroll, wearing draped hat and belted pouch, raising club.
Scene against diapered background within frame sprouting foliage, at right of which is scroll, inscribed in red and blue, FRAMCHIESE [ET PITIE] PARLENT A DANGER
Below miniature, blue initial S with red pen flourishes at beginning of text, SI COM J’ESTOIE EN TEL PAINE / ATANT VIEUMENT QUE DIEX AIMAINE / …

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