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Faits des Romains
Northern France or Belgium, ca. 1460
MS M.213 fol. 93v

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Julius Caesar: Scene, Civil Wars, addressing conquered Peoples -- Before crenellated city wall and gate, man wearing wide-brimmed hat, possibly Julius Caesar, raises right hand to two groups of two men and of three men, all wearing brimmed hats, turban-like headgear or hats over hoods, most in conversation with each other. Scene in grassy landscape with trees in background. Figures painted in grisaille. Decorated with ivy-rinceaux and floreate ornament in border above and below right column of text on following page (fol. 94r), miniature within gold frame. Initial Q of Quant decorated with foliate and floreate ornament. Miniature for Chapter 959 of Faits de Romains. See text edition, Flutre (1935-38): Part III, Chapter 1, Section 9, Roman civil servant, Lelius, pushes Caesar to war.

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