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Belgium, Ghent, ca. 1475
MS M.484 fol. 34v

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Apocalypse: Seal III, Black Horse and Apocalypse: Seal II, Red Horse -- At left, man wearing hat, is astride black horse, holding scales. On ground are four bowls, two pitchers and possibly two plates. Above is half figure of angel emerging from cloud. At right, two men, both holding swords, stand before man wearing hat, raising sword with right hand, astride reddish brown horse treading book with back left hoof. Bodies of two men recline on ground.
Scene in landscape with barren trees.
Grisaille miniature with color wash.
Margins decorated with border of floreate rinceaux.
Illustration of Revelation 6: 3-6.

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