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Roman de la Rose
France, Paris, ca. 1380
MS M.132 fol. 145r

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Genius expounding on Park -- Crenallated wall, with closed front portal, surrounds park with central fountain spouting water in two jets from its crowned top. Park with grass and four trees; two birds in trees at left (Genius not represented). Scene within gold frame decorated with gold ivy leaves. Marginal extension decorated with ivy leaves. Above miniature in right column, rubric caption of scene, GENYUS PAR SON ESCRIPTURE / LE BIAU PAR EXPOSE ET FIGURE / A LA GLOIRE DE PARADIS / DONT LUCIFER CHAY IADIS / ET DIT QUE LA COURT SA(N)Z ENME / LA FONTAINE DYANE DE VIE / DE LA QUELLE CEULZ Q(UI) EIN BOIVE(N)T / JAMAIS NE MORIRONT NE DOINE(N)T (?) Below miniature in right column, champide initial M at beginning of text, MAIS OR PARLO(N)S DES BELES CHOSES /Q(UI) SONT EN CE BEL PARC ENCLOSES …

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