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

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Apocalypse: Seal IV, Pale Horse -- John, nimbed, raising right hand, grasping with left hand, open book on lap, is seated on island in landscape, looking toward riderless, light-colored horse inscribed MORS, emerging from Hell Mouth in which are two devils, one extending flesh hook, the other raising arms. Above, winged ox, one of Four Beasts, holds scroll inscribed UENI ET UIDE (Revelation 6:7). All emerging from cloud. Illustration of Revelation 6:7-8.

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