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Roman de la Rose
France, possibly Paris, ca. 1405
MS M.245 fol. 150v
Miniature in left column:
Roman de la Rose: Scene, Pygmalion making Amends to Image -- Pygmalion, name inscribed in scroll, wearing pouch with knife at waist, partly kneels, with left hand holding two sculpting tools, including chisel, and with right hand presenting ring toward statue of female figure with head inclined toward him and right hand raised to breast.
Scene against red diapered background within frame sprouting foliage, at left of which is scroll, inscribed in red and blue, PIMALION ET SON YMAGE.
Above miniature, rubriced caption, COMME PIMALION S’AGENOULLE DEUANT SON YMAGE FAIT COMME UNE FAME.
Below miniature, gold initial P with blue pen flourishes at beginning of text, PYMALYON LORS S’AGENOULLE / QUI DE LERMES SA FACE MOULLE / …
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