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Faits des Romains
Northern France or Belgium, ca. 1460
MS M.213 fol. 168v

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Julius Caesar: Scene, Civil Wars, Siege of Alexandria -- Julius Caesar, wearing gold visored helmet and heraldic coat of or with displayed double-headed eagle (partly visible and possibly arms of the Holy Roman Empire), is on tower-like fortress with two other helmeted soldiers and man, wearing hat, three hold stones and one holds halberd. Below them, among three ladders propped on walls of the tower, two are mounted by men, holding shields, the ladders held secure by two groups of men and soldiers, possibly including Pothinus and Achillas, all in two ships, wearing conical hats or helmets, some holding spears and one holding decorated bannered lance. Scene in landscape and on water. Figures painted in grisaille. Decorated with ivy-rinceaux and floreate ornament in border above and below center margin, including daisies and strawberries, miniature within gold frame. Initial L of Le decorated with foliate and floreate ornament. Miniature for Chapter 1018 of Faits de Romains. See text edition, Flutre (1935-38): Part III, Chapter 15, Section 31, Siege of Alexandria.

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