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Faits des Romains
Northern France or Belgium, ca. 1460
MS M.213 fol. 133r

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Julius Caesar: Scene, Civil Wars, Quintus Tullius Cicero urging Pompey -- Pompey and Quintus Tullius Cicero, one wearing draped headgear, with joined hands raised, and one wearing hat with pointed brim, ermine-lined cape and ermine-trimmed garments, with right forefinger raised to breast, both look toward each other, surrounded by three men wearing brimmed hats. Scene in room with three windows and arched doorway. Figures painted in grisaille. Decorated with ivy-rinceaux and floreate ornament in border above and below left column, miniature within gold frame. Initial T of Tulle decorated with foliate and floreate ornament. Miniature for Chapter 993 of Faits de Romains. See text edition, Flutre (1935-38): Part III, Chapter 12, Section 15, Restlessness in Pompey.

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