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Roman de la Rose
France, possibly Paris, ca. 1405
MS M.245 fol. 3r

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Miniature in left column:
Roman de la Rose: Envy -- Personification of Envy, labelled in scroll, as old woman, veiled, grimacing, with arms folded, stands on grass.
Figure against diapered background within gold frame decorated with foliage, at right of which is scroll, inscribed in red and blue, [...] DAME ENUIE.
Below miniature, gold initial A with blue pen flourishes at beginning of text, APPRES POURTRAITE ENUIE / QUI NE RIST ONQUES EN SA UIE / …

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