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England and France, London, between 1255 and 1260
MS M.524 fol. 6v

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1) Apocalypse: Mighty Angel raising Hand to Heaven, Apocalypse: John taking Book, and Apocalypse: John measuring Temple -- Hand of God, emerging from clouds, holds scroll, inscribed ET LEUAUIT ANGELUS MANUM SUAM IN CELUM from Revelation 10:5, ET IURAUIT PER UIUENTEM IN SECULA QUI CREAUIT OMNIA QUIA TEMPUS AMPLIUS NON ERIT, based on Revelation 10:6, and SED IN DIEBUS UOCIS SEPTIMI ANGELI CUM CEPERIT TUBA CANERE CONSUMMABITUR MISTERIUM DEI from Revelation 10:7. Mighty angel, pearled nimbus, with rainbow issuing from clouds at head, raises right hand to clouds, and sits with right foot in sea (water) and left foot on land (earth), surrounded by clouds. He gives open book, inscribed ACCIPE LIBRUM ET DEUORA ILLUM from Revelation 10:9, to right hand of John, name inscribed SCS IOH(ANNE)S, pearled nimbus, receiving rod from Hand of God, emerging from the clouds. He holds staff in left hand, beside open portal of temple.
Illustration of Revelation 10:5, 8-9, 11:1-2.
2) Apocalypse: Witnesses -- Enoch, Son of Jared, name inscribed ENOCH, and Elijah, name inscribed HELIAS, wearing caps, stand, holding scroll, inscribed DOMINUS IESUS CHRISTUS INTERFICIET TE SPIRITU ORIS SUI DESTRUET ILLUSTRATIONE ADUENTUS SUI based on II Thessalonians 2:8, before Antichrist, inscribed ANTIXPC, wearing cap and gloves. He holds sword in right hand, places left hand on scabbard, and sits on cushioned bench on dais, beside man, wearing cap, whispering to Antichrist's ear and raising sword in left hand.
Illustration of Revelation 11:3-6.
Explanatory inscriptions of text and commentary.
Framed illustrations.

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