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

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Cronaca della Napoli Aragonese: Scene, Liberation of Otranto -- In landscape, buildings of city or castles in valley and atop hills, army on winding road including: three foot-soldiers, carrying spears on left shoulders, two with right hands on swords at waists approaching camp of five tents; three soldiers wearing plumed helmets and armor, astride horses, the foremost blowing trumpet astride caparisoned horse, below inscription LO SIGNOR CONTE DE MONTELLO.
Two horsemen, wearing armor and spurs, one with plumed helmet, both holding bannered lances follow third horseman, wearing plumed helmet, armor and spurs with flowing cape, below inscription LO FANTA GUZO; two cannons with wheels behind group of soldiers many holding spears, most only tops of heads visible; five soldiers wearing plumed helmets, and armor, carrying lances astride horses folowing tall figure next to inscription in margin LO BARONE DE NOIA.
At bottom, four cannons, each with two wheels; group of soldiers, most only tops of helmets visible, some carrying spears, one with shield, another with sword at waist following soldier blowing bannered trumpet, astride caparisoned horse next to inscription MESSERE RAIMUNDO.

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