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Roman de la Rose
France, Paris, ca. 1380
MS M.132 fol. 109v

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Lover attacked by Danger -- Lover, raising hands, fleeing left, turns head back toward Danger, extending left hand toward him and raising club in right hand. Rose bush behind Danger, grass grows on ground. Scene within gold frame decorated with gold ivy leaves. Marginal extension decorated with ivy leaves. Above miniature in left column, rubric caption of scene, CO(M)MENT DANG(IER) CHACE L’AM(AN)T / DU ROSIER TROP VILAINEME(N)T Below miniature in left column, painted decorated initial F at beginning of text, FUYEZ VASSAL FUIEZ FUIEZ / FUIEZ DIT IL TROP MANNIEZ …

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