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Chansonnier provençal
Italy, ca. 1285-1300
MS M.819 fol. 59v

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Left Margin:
Man, probably poet, supporting left arm with right hand, left hand held to face, sitting cross legged on cushioned bench, opposite man, standing, indicating the poet with right hand, left hand on breast.
Lower Margin:
Man, probably poet, seated on bench, his right hand indicating empty chess board (Scene, Sports and Games: Chess).
Text of poem by Folquet de Marseille (Folquet de Marselha).

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