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France, Paris, ca. 1350
MS M.324 fol. 128v

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Genius absolving Nature -- Cleric wearing almuce, representing Personification of Genius, sits on bench, places left hand on draped hat of Personification of Nature, and raises right hand in blessing above her; Nature kneels with joined hands raised. Scene against spiraling foliate background within frame of miniature decorated with tendrils in right column.
Above miniature, rubric caption of scene, SI COMME GENIUS ABSOUT NATURE.
Below miniature, initial S decorated with foliate ornament and tendrils, at beginning of text, SI TOST CO(M)ME OT ESTE CONFESSE / DAME NATURE LA DEESSE / ....

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