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Fasciculus temporum
Italy, Naples, ca. 1498
MS M.801 fol. 91r

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Cronaca della Napoli Aragonese: Scene, Liberation of Otranto -- In landscape, buildings of city or castles, army on winding road including: five horsemen, one blowing bannered trumpet, and three (?) men on foot, led by soldier, holding lance with right hand astride leaping horse next to inscription LO BARONE DE SIRINO; five soldiers wearing helmets and armor, four holding lances, one blowing bannered trumpet, all astride horses, one caparisoned, below inscription LO SIGNOR PRENCIPE DE SALIERNO.
Camp of 10 tents next to group of soldiers, many holding spears, two with shields, foremost wearing scimitar at waist and holding bannered spear with left hand, below inscription LO SIGNOR CONTE DEBROIENZO.
At bottom, cannon on wagon pulled by two leaping horses behind group of soldiers, most only tops of heads visible, many wearing swords at waists, the foremost holding spear with right hand, next to inscription LO SIGNOR CONTE DE CASTRO in left margin.

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