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Belgium, possible Bruges, ca. 1470
MS M.68 fol. 175r

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Apocalypse: Seal III, Black Horse -- John, decorated nimbus, hands extended, kneels on one knee, inkpot, pen-case, and open book before him on ground. Lion, nimbed, one of Four Beasts, descends on flaming cloud, holding in mouth, scroll inscribed UENI ET UIDI (Revelation 6:5). Horseman, wearing hat, holding scales with right hand, is astride black horse with brown trappings, descending from cloud surrounding lamb with seven horns, front hooves on open book, holding cross-staff with banner inscribed IHS. Illustration of Revelation 6:5.

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