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Belgium, Ghent, ca. 1475
MS M.484 fol. 26v

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Apocalypse: Christ and Four Beasts -- In mandorla, Christ, nimbed, His body partially draped, raising right hand, extending left hand downward, is seated on one rainbow arc with his feet on second arc. Below the second arc are seven candlesticks. He is flanked by twenty-four Elders, crowned, some with joined hands, one indicating Christ, one with hands crossed on breast, each group standing in structure with architectural ornament. Four Beasts are not represented.
Margins decorated with border of floreate rinceaux.
Grisaille miniature with color wash.
Illustration of Revelation 4:2-6.

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