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Roman de la Rose
France, Paris, ca. 1380
MS M.132 fol. 90r

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, False Seeming cutting off Tongue of Slander -- Nun, wearing habit and representing Forched Abstinence, folding arms and with rosary in left hand stands behind monk, wearing habit, representing False Seeming, with book slung over right shoulder, placing hands around neck of Slander, tongue protruding, with left hand raised, seated on bench before building. Scene within gold frame decorated with gold ivy leaves. Marginal extension decorated with ivy leaves. Above miniature in left column, rubric caption of scene, COM(M)ENT PAR LES FAUSSES P(AR)OLES / FAUSSE QUI EST PLAIN DE LOBES / MALEBOUCHE ALI SASSENTI / DONT EN LA FIN SE REPENTI Below miniature in left column, painted decorated initial at beginning of text, MALEBOUCHE TANTOST SABESSE / SI SAGENOILLE ET SE CO(N)FESSE …

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