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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
The Duenna gives a chaplet to Fair Welcoming.
Height: 10 lines
Material and colors:
Gold leaf, blue, red, purple, white, brown, black, grey
Three lines visible above miniature: "Vela coment la vielle veult / Faire prendre a force a bel / Acuel le chapel."
Three foliate initials: "B" with gold leaf extenders located below the image; a "C" and "O" are located on the right.
Simple gold leaf exterior frame with gold leaf cornerpieces. Inner frame is pink with a white zigzag pattern with decorative details on both the top and bottom of the frame and a white wavy pattern on the left and right sides of the frame. Four gold leaf foliate extenders appear at the right side of the frame.
Blue background with a white and gold diaper pattern (checkerboard distribution surmounted by a diamond-shaped pattern).
Place of production of miniature:
Date of production of miniature:
Similarities with other images of the corpus:
The position of the allegories is similar to the following manuscripts: BNCF. Codice Laurenziano Acquisti e Doni 153, fol. 150; BGE. Ms. FR178, fol. 94v; BimUM. Ms. H245, fol. 80r; PML. Ms. 132, fol. 103v.
Langlois, Ernest. Les manuscrits du Roman de la Rose. Description et classement. Geneva: Slatkine Reprints, 1974, p. 85.
Grey robe with tight fitting sleeves, probably tied with a girdle
White wimple falling over the shoulders
Brown robe with girdle
Blonde hair, braided
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