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Faits des Romains
Northern France or Belgium, ca. 1460
MS M.213 fol. 84r

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Julius Caesar: Scene, Conquest of Gaul, escaping Sens -- Julius Caesar, wearing gold imperial crown over visored helmet and heraldic coat of or, double-headed eagle displayed (possibly arms of Holy Roman Empire), is mounted on bridled horse, with stirrups, accompanied by two soldiers, one helmeted, one wearing hat, at least one mounted on bridled horse, departing to right from city gate of Sens (Gallic city of Senones). To left stand three men, two wear brimmed hats, holding halberds, and one helmeted holds heraldic (?) bannered lance. Scene in grassy landscape with tents and city of Sens in background. Figures painted in grisaille. Decorated with ivy-rinceaux and floreate ornament in border above and below left column, including daisies, miniature within gold frame. Initial O of Or decorated with foliate and floreate ornament. Miniature for Chapter 950 of Faits des Romains. See text edition, Flutre (1935-38): Part II, Chapter 21, Section 13, Caesar and DrappeĢs Brenno (Gallic leader of Senones and adversary of Caesar, perhaps a legendary figure).

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