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Roman de la Rose
France, possibly Paris, ca. 1405
MS M.245 fol. 54r

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Miniature in left column:
Roman de la Rose: Scene, Friend comforting Lover -- Lover, labelled in scroll, wearing draped headgear and belted pouch at waist, bends head and raises crossed hands to breast (heart), addressed by Friend, wearing cap, gesturing.
Scene against diapered red background within frame sprouting foliage, at left of which is scroll, inscribed in red and blue (only partly visible), L’AMANT ... PLEIGNANT A ...
Below miniature, blue initial A with red pen flourishes at beginning of text, A DONC D’AMIS ME RESOUINT / ESUERTUER LORS ME COUINT / …

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