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Libro degli uomini famosi
Italy, Venice, ca. 1405
MS G.36 fol. 126v

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Scene, Battle -- Helmeted soldiers, seated astride horses, some bleeding from wounds and one wearing crown, fight with swords and lances. At top right, man stabs himself in the neck with dagger (suicide). At bottom right, man, bleeding from wound in his breast, stabs the man embracing him, also bleeding, and wearing hat. Scene in vignette in lower margin.

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