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Faits des Romains
Northern France or Belgium, ca. 1460
MS M.213 fol. 95r

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Julius Caesar: Scene, Civil Wars, Arruns entering Rome -- Group of four men (Arruns), two bearded, all wearing wide-brimmed hats (two over their hoods), walk across bridge with gate entering arched gate of city of Rome, surrounded by moat. In background, crenellated city walls and town. Scene in grassy landscape with trees. Figures painted in grisaille. Decorated with ivy-rinceaux and floreate ornament in border above and below left column of text on following page fol. 95v, miniature within gold frame. Initial Q of Quant decorated with foliate and floreate ornament (on fol. 95v). Miniature for Chapter 960 of Faits de Romains. See text edition, Flutre (1935-38): Part III, Chapter 1, Section 13, Consultation between the Arruns (Tuscan tribe).

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