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Roman de la Rose
France, possibly Paris, ca. 1405
MS M.245 fol. 45v

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Miniature in right column:
Roman de la Rose: Scene, House of Fortune -- Building of house aslant on hill with trees.
Scenery of house against gold filigree on red background within frame sprouting foliage, at right of which is scroll, inscribed in red and blue, DONEZ CECY: CEST UNE SALLE.
Below miniature, gold initial L with blue pen flourishes at beginning of text, L’UNE PARTIE DE LA SALE / VA CONTREMONT ET L’AUTRE AVALE / ..

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