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Histoire universelle depuis la Création jusqu’a César
France, ca. 1390-1400
MS M.516 fol. 77r

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Amazon, crowned, astride horse, wearing helmet and holding shield and lance, leads group of Amazons, wearing helmets and carrying shields and lances, on horseback. At right, soldier, crowned, wearing armor, carrying shield and lance, with scimitar at his waist, leads group of soldiers, wearing armor and holding banner. On ground, soldiers, wearing armor, bleeding from wounds, recline, amid scattered shields. Left margin is decorated with floreate border.

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