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Roman de la Rose
France, possibly Paris, ca. 1405
MS M.245 fol. 111v

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Miniature in left column:
Roman de la Rose: Scene, Frankness encountering Danger -- Personification of Frankness, labelled in scroll, wearing headdress and necklace, holds heraldic escutcheon of France and staff, standing before bearded male Personification of Danger, labelled in scroll, wearing fantastic headgear, and tunic with belted pouch, holding club in left hand and with right hand on the staff, stepping toward her.
Scene against diapered background within frame sprouting foliage, at left of which is scroll, inscribed in red and blue, CEST CY DANGER AUEC FRANCHISE.
Below miniature, gold initial F with blue pen flourishes at beginning of text, FRANCHISE VINT PREMIEREMENT / CONTRA DANGIER MOT HUMBLEMENT / …

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