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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. 121-22 and Enluminures.
Parchment, measure: 316x226, 159 folios at two columns. The Roman de la rose is on fols 1-155 followed by Che sont les heures de le Crois onfol. 155v and Prières en prose on fol. 157r.
Description of miniature
Lady Reason typically thought of as a queen, represented with a crown and standing by or descending from her tower, a symbol of her exalted station and a reminder that she descends to aid man. Sometimes wears the scarf of 14th century Gothic Virgins (Fleming 113).
Reason shares the iconographical attributes of Lady Philosophy, kinship with Divine Sapience, or the Second Person of the Trinity in both Guillaume and Jean (Fleming 114).
Pink gown with tippets extending from the elbow
Red hooded tunic with pink mantel lined in green
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