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Fasciculus temporum
Italy, Naples, ca. 1498
MS M.801 fol. 121v

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Cronaca della Napoli Aragonese: Scene, Execution of Leonardo de Bianco -- Leonardo de Bianco, back-turned, kneels before guillotine approached by executioner wearing hat, raising cleaver with right hand and holding sickle with left hand. At left are four (?) men wearing hats, holding spears and man wearing hat holding scepter with left hand astride bridled horse with trappings. At right two men wearing hats, are astride bridled horses with trappings, one holding banner, the other blowing bannered trumpet decorated with heraldry of Aragon.

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