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Roman de la Rose
France, possibly Paris, ca. 1405
MS M.245 fol. 29r

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Miniature in right column:
Roman de la Rose: Scene, Jealousy commanding Construction of Tower to imprison Welcome -- One of two men digs ground with spade, and the other raises axe, beside male Personification of Jealousy, labelled in scroll, wearing draped hat, with arms crossed, all outside tower enclosing rose garden.
Scene against diapered background, within frame sprouting foliage, at left of which is scroll, inscribed in red and blue, [...] ET [...] JALOUSIE.
Below miniature, blue initial D with red pen flourishes at beginning of text, DES ORES EST DROIT QUE JE VOS DIE / LA CONTENANCE JALOUSIE / …

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