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Faits des Romains
Northern France or Belgium, ca. 1460
MS M.213 fol. 181r
Julius Caesar: Scene, Civil Wars, Battle of Munda -- Emerging from city-gate, Gnaeus Pompeius, son of Pompey, wearing visored helmet and full armor, mounted on saddled and bridled horse, feet in stirrups, holds shield in left hand and thrusts lance in right hand to breast of Julius Caesar, wearing gold visored helmet and heraldic coat of or with displayed double-headed eagle (possibly arms of Holy Roman Empire), falling from his saddled and bridled horse, arms extended with his feet in stirrups. Scene in landscape with crenellated city walls and trees in background. Figures 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 Q of Quant decorated with foliate and floreate ornament. Miniature for Chapter 1026 of Faits de Romains. See text edition, Flutre (1935-38): Part III, Chapter 19, Section 1, War in Spain against the armies of Pompey.
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