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Belgium, Ghent, ca. 1475
MS M.484 fol. 30r

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Apocalypse: Lion of Judah and Apocalypse: John weeping, with Elder -- In sky, half-figure of angel emerges from cloud next to cloud-edged mandorla enclosing Christ, nimbed, right hand resting on closed book with seven seals, next to God, nimbed, holding scepter with right hand, both seated on wide throne with footrest. Below the throne Lion of Judah rests front paws on closed book with seven seals. On earth, Evangelist John, nimbed, leaning head on left hand, is seated resting right hand on open book on lap. At right, Elder stands, holding crutch with left hand, extending right hand toward John.
Grisaille miniature with color wash.
Margins decorated with border of floreate rinceaux.
Illustration of Revelation 5:1-5.

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