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France, ca. 1320
MS M.372 fol. 2v

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1) Roman de la Rose: Avarice -- Beside chest in which are objects, and tree, Personification of Avarice, name inscribed AUARICE in rubric, wearing kerchief-veil, holds moneybag in right hand and stands next to garment draped over rod. Figure against gold background within frame.
Above miniature in left column, rubric label, AUARICE POURTRETE.
Below miniature in left column, champide initial U at beginning of text, UNE AUTRE YMAGE Y OT ASSISE / TOUT EN COSTE CONVOITISE / ....
2) Roman de la Rose: Envy -- Personification of Envy, name inscribed ENUIE in rubric, wearing kerchief-veil, raises her hands and looks toward right at embracing couple, the woman wearing headdress. Figures against filigree background within frame.
Above miniature in right column, rubric label, ENUIE POURTRETE.
In left column of fol. 3r, pen-flourished initial at beginning of text, APRES REFU PORTRETE ENUIE / QUI NE RIST ONQUES EN SA UIE / ....

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