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Faits des Romains
Northern France or Belgium, ca. 1460
MS M.213 fol. 148r

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Pompey: Scene, Death -- Three men, wearing brimmed hats, one possibly Ptolemy XII, with sword suspended at waist, holding rod in right hand, all look toward Pompey, blindfolded, with joined hands raised, kneeling on ground, above him, male executioner, wearing turban-like headgear, raises scimitar. Scene in grassy landscape with trees, city 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 A decorated with foliate and floreate ornament. Miniature for Chapter 1001 of Faits de Romains. See text edition, Flutre (1935-38): Part III, Chapter 13, Section 15, Pompey arrives in Egypt.

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