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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 folios 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.
Jealous husband scolds his wife.
Height: 12 lines.
Material and colors:
Blue, black, red, green, gold leaf
Pen-flourished initial “P” (2 lines). Located below the miniature and rubric. Initial in blue with red ink background detail.
Gilded outer frame with blue/white bar inner border. Gilded foliate extends from both the right and left sides of the frame, with starburst detail.
Diaper pattern background. Both square grid (black ink) and diagonal grid (white ink) painted over pink background with red and white details.
Place of production of miniature:
Paris (?), France
Date of production of miniature:
Blue floor length gown
Light brown skullcap over dark green hood
Dark green kirtle
Black girdle with Black gipser and knife attached
Red fur lined houppeland
- 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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