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Faits des Romains
Northern France or Belgium, ca. 1460
MS M.213 fol. 194r

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Julius Caesar: Scene, Burial -- Julius Caesar, bearded, eyes closed, wearing gold imperial crown, fully draped in robe, reclines on funeral pyre amid flames (cremation), surrounded by soldier, wearing visored helmet and full armor, placing shield under the pyre (offering), two women, with draped headdresses, kneel beside kneeling man and two other bearded men, wearing wide-brimmed hats, one holding branch and one holding shield. Scene in landscape. Figures painted in grisaille. Decorated with ivy-rinceaux and floreate ornament in border above and below center margin, including daisies, miniature within gold frame. Initial P of Puis decorated with foliate and floreate ornament. Miniature for Chapter 1041 of Faits de Romains. See text edition, Flutre (1935-38): Part IV, Chapter 3, Section 6, Burial of Caesar.

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