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Faits des Romains
Northern France or Belgium, ca. 1460
MS M.213 fol. 54r
Julius Caesar: Scene, Conquest of Gaul, Combat with Treveri -- Among groups of helmeted soldiers and men, Romans and Treveri (Gauls), including Labienus, some wearing brimmed hats, one aims arrow in bow, one aims crossbow, at least three hold spears, the foremost piercing neck of man, wearing hat, laying supine on ground, bleeding from wounds, beside three other fallen or falling men and soldiers, wearing hats or helmets, bleeding from wounds, one holds bannered lance, one holds shield. To right, one holds halberd and five more hold spears or shields. Scene in grassy and hilly landscape with trees. Figures painted in grisaille. Margins decorated with floreate and foliate border above and below left column, including strawberries, miniature within gold frame. Initial Q of Quant decorated with foliate and floreate decoration. Miniature Chapter 926 of Faits des Romains. See text edition, Flutre (1935-38): Part II, Chapter 14, Section 7, Defeat of the Treveri.
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