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Faits des Romains
Northern France or Belgium, ca. 1460
MS M.213 fol. 24v

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Julius Caesar: Scene, Conquest of Gaul, with Messengers -- Among three messengers, possibly representing Treveri and Aedui (Gallic tribes), partly kneeling, the foremost two hold hats, one extends message to Julius Caesar, bearded, wearing gold imperial crown, holding scepter in left hand and extending right hand, seated on canopied throne. In background stands veiled figure, holding book in left hand, indicating the Caesar with raised right forefinger. Interior scene of room with window and open door in background. Figures and throne painted in grisaille. Decorated with ivy-rinceaux and floreate ornament in border above and below left column, including daisies, miniature within gold frame. Initial S of Si decorated with foliate and floreate ornament. Miniature for Chapter 893 of Faits des Romains. See text edition, Flutre (1935-38): Part II, Chapter 3, Section 8, War against Ariovistus.

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