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Belgium, Ghent, ca. 1475
MS M.484 fol. 35v

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Apocalypse: Seal IV, Pale Horse -- Decaying corpse, holding sword with right hand is astride bridled white horse with horn on its head. Behind them is Hell Mouth, flames emerging from mouth; dragon-like devil and devil with feet of bird hover above the mouth.
Scene in landscape with barren trees in which are birds.
Grisaille miniature with color wash.
Margins decorated with border of floreate rinceaux.
Illustration of Revelation 6:7-8.

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