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Belgium, Ghent, ca. 1475
MS M.484 fol. 23v

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Apocalypse: John, Letter to Laodicea -- Christ, rays as crossed nimbus, hands extended, looks toward Evangelist John, nimbed, seated holding open book on his lap with both hands. He looks back over right shoulder toward Christ. At right, bishop, representing church at Laodicea, wearing miter with infulae, cope with morse, holding crozier with right hand and extending left hand toward John.
Scene on island, with hills in background, across water.
Margins decorated with border of floreate rinceaux.
Grisaille miniature with color wash.
Illustration of Revelation 3:14.

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