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Fasciculus temporum
Italy, Naples, ca. 1498
MS M.801 fol. 124r

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Cronaca della Napoli Aragonese: Scene, Liberation of Naples -- In port of Naples, two boats, flying French flag, firing cannons; three ships, sails furled, next to Castel Nuovo, French flags flying atop two towers. Figures holding spears in portal of the castle; soldiers, on pier or sea wall, holding spears, lighting cannon, holding sword and shield; cannons firing; cannon balls flying through air; cannon balls on ground. Line of soldiers with spears along near wall; soldiers falling into water; bodies in the water. Four ships, some flying flag of Aragon in foreground, some firing cannons. Figures with spears climbing steps of the pier or sea wall.
At bottom, soldiers, some wearing plumed hats or helmets, some carrying spear and shield, halberd or sword, some wearing sword at waist.

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