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France, ca. 1320
MS M.372 fol. 5r

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Lover speaking to Idleness -- Lover, wearing tunic, approaches and gestures toward Personification of Idleness with right hand raised, standing outside wall enclosing tree. Scene against gold background within frame.
Above miniature in right column, rubric caption of scene, CO(M)MENT OISEUSE PALLE A L'AMANT.
Below miniature in right column, champide initial D at beginning of text, DIST ELE A MES CO(N)NOISSANS / SI SUI RICHE FAME ET PUISSANS / ....

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