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Faits des Romains
Northern France or Belgium, ca. 1460
MS M.213 fol. 85r

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Julius Caesar: Scene, Conquest of Gaul, Gaius Caninus attacking Lucterius -- Among group of helmeted soldiers and men, some wearing brimmed hats, emerging from trees, one holds heraldic bannered lance decorated with crescent moon and star, one holds halberd and one aims arrow in bow, the foremost man (Gaius Caninus), wearing brimmed hat, with sword pierces breast of fallen man (Lucterius), wearing hat, kneeling and supporting himself with halberd. Among three opposing soldiers, one wears turban-like headgear, aims spear and holds shield, and two wear brimmed hats, one aiming arrow in bow and one holding spear. Scene in grassy landscape with trees in background. Figures painted in grisaille. Decorated with ivy-rinceaux and floreate ornament in border above and below center margin, including daisies and strawberries, miniature within gold frame. Initial D of Drappes decorated with foliate and floreate ornament. Miniature for Chapter 951 of Faits de Romains. See text edition, Flutre (1935-38): Part II, Chapter 21, Section 18, Siege of Uxellodunum.

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