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The Assassination and Funeral of Julius Caesar

Painted by Apollonio di Giovanni (c 1416 - 1465); tempera and gilding on panel, 38.5 x 134.5 cm

Julius Caesar is seen on the left sacrificing to Apollo; he is then shown on his way to the Forum and, in front of the Pantheon, being handed the message of warning. To the right, his murder in the Senate is depicted and his body is burnt on a pyre in front of Trajan's column; above the wall his spirit watches.

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