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Faits des Romains
Northern France or Belgium, ca. 1460
MS M.213 fol. 123v

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Julius Caesar: Scene, Civil Wars, Pompey leaves Cornelia -- Cornelia, wearing headdress with snood, departs on path through city gate of Mytilene, before helmeted Pompey, holding halberd in left hand with his right hand extended. To right, ship carrying two soldiers, one wearing brimmed hat over hood and holding spear, and one wearing visored helmet, is docked on shore. Figures painted in grisaille. Decorated with ivy-rinceaux and floreate ornament in border above and below left column, including daisies, miniature within gold frame. Initial P of Pompee decorated with foliate and floreate ornament. Miniature for Chapter 987 of Faits de Romains. See text edition, Flutre (1935-38): Part III, Chapter 10, Section 18, Pompey sends his wife (Cornelia) to Lesbos.

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