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Belgium, Ghent, ca. 1475
MS M.484 fol. 37v

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Apocalypse: Seal VI, Earthquake -- In barren landscape with rocky outcrops, red moon, stars falling from sky, some figures fall into holes with only lower part of body, lower legs or feet visible. Others emerge from holes; tops of heads, heads and upper bodies are visible. In center, king, crowned, emerges from hole, arms raised.
Grisaille miniature with color wash.
Margins decorated with border of floreate rinceaux.
Illustration of Revelation 6:12-17.

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