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England and France, London, between 1255 and 1260
MS M.524 fol. 7r

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1) Apocalypse: Witnesses slain -- Antichrist, wearing cap, armed with sword in right hand, sits with legs crossed on chair with footstool. He raises left hand toward two male executioners. One, wearing cap, holds bloodied sword and places left foot on body of Enoch, Son of Jared, name inscribed ENOCH, decapitated, and the other raises axe and grasps hair of Elijah kneeling with hands raised. Background inscription based on Revelation 11:7, CVM FINIERINT ENOCH ET HELIAS TESTIMONIUM SUUM BESTIA QUE ASCENDET DE ABYSSO FACIET CONTRA EOS BELLUM ET UINCET EOS ET OCCIDET EOS.
Illustration of Revelation 11:7.
2) Antichrist: Miracle (Trees uprooted) -- Three soldiers are armed with two swords and spear. One grasps hair of two men kneeling beside four corpses on ground. Another grasps right hand of mitered bishop raising left hand toward Antichrist, wearing cap, with sword in left hand and rod in right hand extended toward two uprooted trees with foliage rising from roots. Two men, wearing caps, and mitered bishop kneel with joined hands raised, beside Antichrist.
Explanatory inscriptions of commentary.
Framed illustrations.

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