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Roman de la Rose
France, possibly Paris, ca. 1405
MS M.245 fol. 26v

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Miniature in right column:
Roman de la Rose: Scene, Venus interceding for Lover to Welcome -- Lover, labelled in scroll, wearing draped hat, is embraced by Personification of Welcome, labelled in scroll, wearing black headdress.
Scene against diapered background within frame sprouting foliage, at right of which is scroll, inscribed in blue and red, CEST CY BELACUEIL ET L’AMANT.
Below miniature, gold initial B with blue pen flourishes at beginning of text, BELACUEL QUI SI SOT LOER / DU BRANDON SANS POINT DE LOYER / …

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