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Belgium, Ghent, ca. 1475
MS M.484 fol. 22v

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Apocalypse: John, Letter to Philadelphia -- Christ, rays as crossed nimbus, right hand on breast, looks and extends left hand toward Evangelist John, nimbed, seated with open book on his lap. John looks and extends his left hand toward bishop, representing church at Philadelphia, wearing miter, cope with morse, holding crozier with right hand and extending left hand toward John.
Scene on island, with hills in background, across water; small figure, large figure carrying pole or spear, and dog on path.
Margins decorated with border of floreate rinceaux.
Grisaille miniature with color wash.
Illustration of Revelation 3:7-13

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