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Fasciculus temporum
Italy, Naples, ca. 1498
MS M.801 fol. 117v

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Cronaca della Napoli Aragonese: Scene, Liberation of Naples -- Ferdinand II of Naples, inscribed LA MAISTA DE LO SIGNOR RE FERRANTE, wearing hat, holding rod with right hand and extending left hand, is astride bridled horse entering courtyard, approaching horseman holding hat with left hand and with right hand, banner decorated with heraldry of Aragon. Two other horsemen are nearby, one raising hat with right hand.
In the courtyard is arcade with pediment, wellhead (?), and fountain. Soldiers wearing helmets and armor are in the courtyard, some holding swords and shields possibly decorated with heraldry of Aragon; others, wearing plumed hats, carry halberds. At entrance, soldiers stand holding swords or spears, one with shield, one astride horse holding lance.

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