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Fasciculus temporum
Italy, Naples, ca. 1498
MS M.801 fol. 97v

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Cronaca della Napoli Aragonese: Scene, Antonello Petrucci led to Execution -- Above, Castel Nuovo, inscribed LO CASTIELLO NUUO with towers, one with banner surmounted by cross. The castle is connected by bridge to section inscribed LA CITATELLA, where crennelated walls enclose platform on which is guillotine. Silouette of soldier, wearing plumed helmet, holding spear stands in portal at end of walkway.
Below, executioner, inscribed CARLLO MANIOTO, wearing hat, holding sickle with right hand, grasps with left hand rope possibly attached to Antonello Petrucci inscribed ANTONELLUS DE PETRUCIIS SECRETARIO, wearing hood and long garment, next to cleric wearing hood. They are preceded by two men wearing hats, carrying halberds on right shoulders, and by horseman, wearing hat, holding rod or scepter with left hand. In foreground, line of eight men wearing hats, carrying halberds on right shoulders walk to right.

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