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Fasciculus temporum
Italy, Naples, ca. 1498
MS M.801 fol. 88r

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Three miniatures:
1) Cronaca della Napoli Aragonese: Scene, Aragon invading Troy -- Before city of Troy on hill, inscribed TROIA, line of figures holding weapons including halberd, crossbow, gun (?), and spears. In center, horseman, possibly Ferdinand of Naples, astride rearing horse, holding lance with right hand, and at right, soldiers holding spears next to camp of seven (?) tents with banners. In foreground, another horseman raising sword with right hand, army of soldiers holding spears; cannon balls on ground next to three cannons.
2) Cronaca della Napoli Aragonese: Scene, Anjou invading Taranto -- City of Taranto, inscribed TARANTO, is atop middle of three hills. Two armies of soldiers holding spears, flank the city.
3) Cronaca della Napoli Aragonese: Scene, Ferdinand of Naples fighting Marino Marzano of Rosano -- In foreground, Ferdinand of Naples, wearing helmet and armor, raising sword with right hand is astride horse confronting Marino Marzano, prince of Rossano, standing, extending right hand to the horse, raising scimitar with left hand. They stand on the edge of aragonese camp with tents, and two groups of soldiers at left and right. In background, the town of Saone, inscribed LO SAONE, is on hill; Mazzone, inscribed LO MAZONE, is on the plain.

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