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Belgium, Ghent, ca. 1475
MS M.484 fol. 21r

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Apocalypse: John, Letter to Sardis -- Christ, rays as crossed nimbus, hands extended, looks toward Evangelist John, nimbed, seated resting right hand on open book on his lap, looking back over right shoulder toward Christ. John gestures with left hand toward bishop at right, representing church at Sardis, wearing miter, cope with morse, extending right hand toward John, and holding crozier with left hand.
Scene on island, with buildings and hills in background, across water in which are swans.
Margins decorated with border of floreate rinceaux.
Grisaille miniature with color wash.
Illustration of Revelation 3:1.

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