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Honor Making a Chaplet of Roses

Honor Making a Chaplet of Roses, ca. 1425–1450. South Netherlandish. Wool warp, wool wefts; 93 x 108 in. (236.2 x 274.3 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The Cloisters Collection, 1959 (59.85).

An allegorical figure, the Lady Honor, is seated on the ground in front of a U-shaped turf bench. The knife she has used to cut the rose buds seen falling through the air has been stuck in the turf of the bench.

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