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Histoire universelle depuis la Création jusqu’a César
France, ca. 1390-1400
MS M.516 fol. 403v

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Julius Caesar: Scene, Combat with Juba -- Juba, wearing crown, astride horse, holds shield in left hand and lance in right hand. He faces Caesar, wearing crown and armor, astride horse, holding shield decorated with double-headed eagle, displayed. Behind them are soldiers holding spears, scimitars, axes and banners, some with double-headed eagles, displayed. Illustrates book 3, chapter 18, Caesar against Juba.

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