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Livres du roy Modus et de la royne Racio
France, Lyon, ca. 1465
MS M.820. Fol. 117v

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Livres du Roy Modus et de la Royne Ratio: Scene, Queen Ratio condemning Worldliness -- King Modus, crowned, gesturing, stands at left looking toward Queen Ratio, crowned, raising right hand, looking toward God, crossed nimbus, raising right hand, holding globe (?) with left hand, seated on throne. At right, looking toward Ratio, stands young man personifying the world and the flesh, wearing miter with infulae, extending right hand and holding heart with left hand. Devil, horned, with bird claws as feet, stands behind him.
Grisaille miniature with addition of color.

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