225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016. Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station
Roman de la Rose
France, Paris, ca. 1380
MS M.132 fol. 2v
1) Roman de la Rose: Villainy -- Man partly kneels, extending goblet toward Personification of Villainy seated on bench, kicking him with her right leg. Figures within gold frame decorated with gold ivy leaves.
Above miniature in left column, rubric label, CI EST POURTRAITTE VILLONIE.
Below miniature in left column, champide initial A at beginning of text, APELEE ESTOITE VILONNIE / UN YMAGE QUI FELONNIE / ....
2) Roman de la Rose: Covetousness -- Below garment and vair-lined cape draped over rod, Personification of Covetousness, name inscribed CONUOITISE in rubric, wearing wimpled kerchief, places goblet in open chest filled with coins and vessel; to right, vessel, pitcher and platter on ground. Figure against gold background within frame.
Above miniature in right column, rubric label, CI EST POURTRAITTE CONUOITISE.
Below miniature in right column, champide initial A at beginning of text, APRES FU PAINTE CONUOITISE / CEST CELLE QUI LES GENZ ATISE / ....
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