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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. 158 and early manuscripts at Oxford University.
Parchment, measure: 239x172mm, 165 fols, two columns at 38 lines. Beginning of second folio: Pour oïr des oisiaus les sons. The manuscript contains the Roman de la rose on fols 1r-153r and the Testament on fols 154r-170v. The Testament is incomplete at the beginning.
The Jealous husband beats his wife.
Height: 11 lines.
Material and colors:
Gray, brown, blue, red, green, black, gold leaf
Decorated gilded initial “L” on blue and red background with white ink detail. Foliate (one leaf) extends from the top of the initial.
Above miniature (2 lines). Reads: “Co[m]ment le jalous en ragie bat sa fame / Et la mescroit espoir sanz reson”
Gilded outer frame with red and white inner borders, with gilded foliate extending from the left and right sides of the miniature.
Diaper pattern background. Square grid is composed of 2 thin gilded lines over blue background with red and light blue details creating a star pattern.
Place of production of miniature:
Date of production of miniature:
Similarities with other images from the corpus:
The Jealous Husband's face is also scratched out in WAM, Ms. W. 143, fol. 62v and BNF, Ms. Fr. 12595, fol. 69v.
Grey knee-length surcote
Calf-length brown brodequins
Red floor-length gown
- On a flyleaf page: John Betts His Books. 1606.
- Fol. 1r: 21° Sauvage Arundell 1611.
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