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Libro degli uomini famosi
Italy, Venice, ca. 1405
MS G.36 fol. 28r

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Triumphal procession. Caius Claudius Nero (?), wearing laurel wreath on his head and holding sword (?) in right hand, sits flanked by laurel branches on chair on covered wagon pulled by four horses; before the wagon is large group of people, incluiding two playing horns; behind the wagon are more people, including helmeted soldiers with spears. Laurel branches on ground. City in background. Scene in vignette in lower right corner margin.
Text is from De Viris Illustribus, ed. Razzolini, Claudius Nero - Livius Salinator, vol. I, p. 251

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