The battle for the true cross, 615 AD
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Musicians in battle: pictures of the brave and the bold
3. The battle for the true cross, 615 AD
He looks like he's been up all night - but this trumpeter has a job to do. His boss Heraclitus is taking on the Persian King, to get back the stolen wood of Christ's cross. Renaissance giant Piero della Francesca (1415-1492) captured this brave brass player in action.