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

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Cronaca della Napoli Aragonese: Scene, Ferdinand of Naples fighting Giacomo di Montagano -- In foreground, Ferdinand, inscribed LO S(IGNOR) RE FERRANTE, crowned, wearing armor holding sword with right hand is astride rearing, caparisoned, horse pursuing Giacomo di Montagano, inscribed IACOUO DE MONTAGNA, wearing helmet and armor, raising sword with left hand, astride caparisoned horse. Soldier, shield at left shoulder, holding or transfixed by spear, sword at waist, reclines on ground between them near dagger.
Two horses, army of soldiers carrying spears and shields, follow drummer, approaching the two horsemen.
In background, two towns at foot of mountains, one inscribed TIANO, the other SESSA; line of soldiers holding spears approaching each town. At left, three soldiers next to inscription LO S(IGNOR) CONTE IOANE UINTAMIGLIA [...]LIANO, two astride horses, wearing plumed helmets, carrying lances, approaching camp of eight tents.

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