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Roman de la Rose
France, Paris, ca. 1380
MS M.132 fol. 148v

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Venus attacking Castle -- Venus, with bow, shoots flaming arrow at castle. Grass and plants growing 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, CI DIT L’AUCTEUR (COM)ME(N)T VEN(US) / SE HASTA AU FAIT PL(US) Q(UE) NULS / ET TRAIT AU CHASTEL DE RANDO(N) / DE SON ARC .I. ARDA(N)T BRANDO(N) Below miniature in left column, champide initial L at beginning of text, LORS SEST VENUS HAULT / SECOURCIEE / SEMBLA(N)T FIST DESTRE COURROUCIEE …

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