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Faits des Romains
Northern France or Belgium, ca. 1460
MS M.213 fol. 119r

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Miniature column, left: Julius Caesar: Scene, Civil Wars, Senators organize for Battle -- Group of men (Roman Senators), some bearded, all wearing wide-brimmed, soft or conical hats, climb, stand on or descend grassy Mount Epirus, the foremost two men on summit (possibly Roman counselors C. Claudius Marcellus and Lentulus), gesture in communication. Miniature column, right: Two more groups of men (Roman Senators), wearing brimmed hats, some turban-like, the foremost two, bearded, one wearing ermine-trimmed garment, join extended right hands, in hilly landscape with trees. Figures painted in grisaille. Decorated with ivy-rinceaux and floreate ornament in border above and below left column, including daisies, miniatures within gold frame. Initial P of Pompeius decorated with foliate and floreate ornament. Miniature in left and right columns for Chapter 980 of Faits de Romains. See text edition, Flutre (1935-38): Part III, Chapter 9, Section 1, Pompeians in Greece organize for Battle.

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