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Detailed manuscript information (based on Ernest Langlois, Les manuscrits du Roman de la rose. Description et classement, Geneva: Slatkine Reprints, 1974, p. 48-49):
Parchment, measure: 325x231mm, 200 fols numbered by a rubricator, at two columns, 37 lines. Beginning of second folio: D'un aiguillier mignot et gent. Binding with Napoleon's coat of arms. The Roman appears on fols 1-157r, followed by the Testament on fols 158r-167v. Fol. 168 is left blank followed by the Sept articles de la foi on fols 169r-200r and the Codicille on fol. 200r-v.
Nature's confession to Genius
Lady Nature is on the left, towards the back.
Genius (priest) is on the right, in front of Lady Nature.
1. Lady Nature
Long pink robe, probably a cotehardie
Elaborate hairdo held with a fillet
Long white alb with red trim on the collar, sleeves, and hem
Lady Nature is kneeling and is looking up at Genius in a submissive manner.
Genius is sitting down on a high back wooden chair, his right arm perched on the armrest; his right hand is underneath his right cheek. His left hand is resting on his left knee. He is looking straight down. His demeanour suggests that he is listening to Nature's confession.
Genius is sitting on a high back wooden chair that has two overextending poles decorated with what appear to be animal heads. The chair has high armrests; on the right, there is what seems to be a kneeler, in the style of an interior confessional booth. The chair might be a cathedra, the bishop's symbol of power and authority.
- On last flyleaf: Ce livre est au duc de Berry. Jehan.
- Following the Roman, several ex-libris have been erased and are illegible.
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