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Faits des Romains
Northern France or Belgium, ca. 1460
MS M.213 fol. 158r

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Julius Caesar: Scene, Civil Wars, Sabellus bitten by Serpent -- Sabellus, wearing wide-brimmed hat, raises sword in right hand, looks down toward dragon-like serpent biting his leg. To right, two men, wearing brimmed hats, one holding object in left hand, look toward the Sabellus. Scene in hilly and grassy landscape with trees. Figures painted in grisaille. Decorated with ivy-rinceaux and floreate ornament in border above and below left column, including daisies and cornflowers, miniature within gold frame. Initial Q of Quant decorated with foliate and floreate ornament. Miniature for Chapter 1008 of Faits de Romains. See text edition, Flutre (1935-38): Part III, Chapter 14, Section 28, Cato in the Temple of Amun.

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