the Great being embalmed after his death. His body is opened by physicians and
surgeons in his bedroom. One holds a jar of balm. The body is then displayed in
gold, with his helmet, standard, and tunic hung above, like relics. Historia Alexandri magni, by Quintus
Curtius, translated by Vasque de Lucène, France, 15th century. Paris, BnF, MS
Fr. 711, fol. 41v.