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Roman de la Rose
France, Paris, ca. 1380
MS M.132 fol. 6r

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Lover speaking to Idleness -- Outside portal of crenellated wall enclosing garden, Personification of Idleness stands, gesturing toward Lover. Scene within gold frame decorated with gold ivy leaves. Marginal extension decorated with ivy leaves.
Above miniature in left column, rubric caption of scene, CO(M)MENT HUISEUSE VINT OUURIR LUIS VERGIER A L'AMANT.
Below miniature in left column, painted decorated initial A at beginning of text, A DONT Y VINT UNE PUCELLE / QUI ASSES ESTOIT GENTE I BELE / ....

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