PIERO DELLA FRANCESCA
(b. 1416, Borgo San Sepolcro, d. 1492, Borgo San Sepolcro)

8. Battle between Heraclius and Chosroes (detail)

1452-66
Fresco
San Francesco, Arezzo

There are incidents of utter brutality, as when a soldier near the throne jabs his dagger into the throat of another.




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