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Belgium, possible Bruges, ca. 1470
MS M.68 fol. 181r

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Apocalypse: Seal VII, Trumpets given -- At upper right, angel, flying, extends with each hand, trumpet to two of seven angels; four angels blow trumpets, fifth holds trumpet. They surround open book before Lamb, rayed nimbus, bleeding, holding bannered cross-staff, and half-figure of God, wearing cross-surmounted triple crowned tiara, raising right hand in blessing, holding cross-surmounted globe with left hand, amid rays. All within cloud edged arc of Heaven. Apocalypse: Angel with Censer -- Below, John, nimbed, kneels on one knee, open book, inkpot and pen case before him, on island in landscape. He extends both hands toward altar, supported by four short columns. On other side of the altar, one of two angels holds navette (?) with left hand, and swings flaming censer with right hand; the other angel holds flaming chalice with right hand, and navette (?) with left hand. Illustration of Revelation 8:2-3.

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