Illustration of a Byzantine Naval Battle from the
Cynegetica of Pseudo-Oppian.
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A detail from the Cynegetica of Pseudo-Oppian, Venice (folio 24 r)
The picture is of a naval battle in which the crews of two ships are about to meet in hand to hand combat.
Country of Origin: Culture: Byzantine. Date/Period: 11th century.
Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive / Ms Grec 479, Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, Venice.
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