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Faits des Romains
Northern France or Belgium, ca. 1460
MS M.213 fol. 114r

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Julius Caesar: Scene, Civil Wars, surrender of Marcus Petreius and Lucius Afranius -- Julius Caesar, bearded, wearing gold imperial crown over hood and heraldic coat of or, with displayed double-headed eagle (possibly arms of Holy Roman Empire), holds scepter in left hand and extends right forefinger toward kneeling Marcus Petreius and Lucius Afranius, one wearing hat and one with his hat on ground, the Caesar is accompanied by three men, wearing brimmed hats, one bearded and one with scimitar tied at waist. All before five tents and heads of helmeted soldiers in background. To left in background, crenellated city wall of Ilerda. Scene in grassy landscape with trees. Figures painted in grisaille. Decorated with ivy-rinceaux and floreate ornament in border above and below left column, including daisies and strawberries, miniature within gold frame. Initial P of Petreius decorated with foliate and floreate ornament. Miniature for Chapter 975 of Faits de Romains. See text edition, Flutre (1935-38): Part III, Chapter 6, Section 13, surrender of Afranius and Petreius.

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