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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. 85):
Parchment, measure: 302x217mm, 155 fols, two columns at 38 lines. Beginning of second folio: Lors de ville ou talant d'aler. The manuscript contains the Roman de la rose. At the end, the following lines have been added:
- Explicit le Romans de la Rose,
Ou l'Art d'Amours est toute enclose.
Nature rit, si com moy semble,
Quant hic et hec joingnent ensemble.
*Miniature is severely damaged. The figure of Lady Nature has been scraped off. Genius' face has also sustained damage.
Genius's Sermon and Definitive Sentence
Lady Nature is on the left.
Genius (Bishop) is on the right.
1. Lady Nature
- Orange robe with belt
2. Genius (dressed as a bishop)
Pink cape clasped at the centre with a diamond shaped morse
Lady Nature appears to be kneeling in front of Genius.
Genius is sitting; he is writing his sentence on a piece of parchment. His head is bent down.
Genius is holding a piece of parchment and a stylus.
Genius is sitting on an orange bench, symbolic of a cathedra, the seat of power of a bishop
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