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Faits des Romains
Northern France or Belgium, ca. 1460
MS M.213 fol. 161v
Julius Caesar: Scene, Civil Wars, viewing Sarcophagi -- To left, man, wearing hood, holds hat in left hand and raises right hand toward three decorated sarcophagi of Achilles, Ajax and Hector of Troy, placed over river. To right, enters Julius Caesar, bearded, wearing gold imperial crown and heraldic coat of or, decorated with displayed double-headed eagle (partly visible and possibly arms of Holy Roman Empire), mounted on bridled horse, accompanied by three men, two wearing brimmed hats, possibly mounted and one standing, extending left forefinger. Scene in landscape with trees, city in background. Figures and sarcophagi painted in grisaille. Decorated with ivy-rinceaux and floreate ornament in border above and below center margin, including daisies and strawberries, miniature within gold frame. Initial A of Apres decorated with foliate and floreate ornament. Miniature for Chapter 1011 of Faits de Romains. See text edition, Flutre (1935-38): Part III, Chapter 15, Section 1, Caesar in Egypt.
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