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Chansonnier provençal
Italy, ca. 1285-1300
MS M.819 fol. 211r

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Initial M decorated with floreate ornament.
Right Margin:
Personification of love, bust with three-faced head, crowned, with six wings, above woman extending right arm holding club, holding shield with left hand, and poet as monk, tonsured.
Lower Margin:
One of two men fighting holding with left hand, right arm of other man, right hand grasping hair of first man; second man holding sword with left hand. (Scene, Battle)
Text of poem by Gausbert de Poicibot.



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