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Roman de la Rose
France, Paris, ca. 1380
MS M.132 fol. 7v

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Roman de la Rose: Scene, Carol of God of Love -- Five couples, including some women wearing headdresses, hold hands, all encircling tree. God of Love (Eros) not represented. Scene within gold frame decorated with gold ivy leaves.
At bottom of left column, rubric caption of scene, CI PARLE L'AUCTEUR SANZ FRIUOLLE DE CEULZ QU'IL VIT A LA KAROLLE.
Below miniature in right column, champide initial C at beginning of text, CESTE GENT DONT IE UOUS P(AR)OLLE / S'ESTOIENT PRIS A LA KAROLLE / ....

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