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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

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England and France, London, between 1255 and 1260
MS M.524 fol. 12v

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1) Apocalypse: Angel I, Everlasting Gospel -- John, pearled nimbus, bearded, holds book (?) in his right hand and staff in his left hand. Beside griffin, two groups of men sit on ground; some gesture; one holds scroll. Another raises left hand and looks up at first angel, pearled nimbus, flying beneath cloud and holding scroll inscribed from Revelation 14:6-7, ET UIDI ALT(ER)UM ANG(E)L(U)M UOLANTE(M) P(E)R MEDIUM CELI H(ABE)NTEM EWANG(E)L(IU)M ETERN(UM) UT EWANGLIZARET SEDENTIBUS SUP(ER) T(ER)RA(M) DICENS UOCE MAGNA TIMETE D(OMI)N(U)M ET DATE ILLI HONOREM Q(UIA) UENIT HORA IUDICII EI(US). Trees in landscape.
Illustration of Revelation 14:6-7.
2) Apocalypse: Angel II, Fall of Babylon -- Below cloud, second angel, pearled nimbus, pointing with right forefinger, flies above city of Babylon, including onion domes, collapsing (earthquake). He holds in left hand scroll inscribed CECIDIT CECIDIT BABILON CIUITAS ILLA MAGNA QUE A UINO IRE FORNICATIONIS SUE POTAUIT OMNES GENTES from Revelation 14:8 and from Commentary of Berengaudus.
Illustration of Revelation 14:8.
Framed illustrations.

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