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England and France, London, between 1255 and 1260
MS M.524 fol. 13r

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1) Apocalypse: Angel III, Beast Worshippers -- Third angel, pearled nimbus, holds in left hand scroll inscribed: ET ANGELUS TERTIUS SECUTUS EST ILLOS DICENS UOCE MAGNA SI QUIS ADORAUERIT BESTIAM ET IMAGINEM EIUS ET ACCEPERIT CARACTEREM IN FRONTE SUA AUT IN MANU SUA from Revelation 14:9, HIC BIBET DE UINO IRE DEI QUI MIXTUS EST MERO IN CALICE IRE IPSIUS ET CRUCIABITUR IGNE ET SULPHURE IN CONSPECTU ANGELORUM SANCTORUM ET ANTE CONSPECTUM ANGNI (sic) from Relevation 14:10, and ET FUMUS TORMENTORUM EORUM IN SECULA SECULORUM ASCENDET from Relevation 14:11. The angel extends right hand toward Lamb of God standing on mount. In foreground, flaming draped altar, on which is chalice, is flanked by two groups. At left, men sit gesturing, one toward the angel and another toward the Lamb. At right, five angels, nimbed, one pearled, stand; two gesturing toward the lamb.
Illustration of Revelation 14:9-11.
2) Apocalypse: Blessed Dead -- Angel, pearled nimbus, emerges from cloud, indicating two labels, inscribed SCRIBE from Revelation 14:13, and inscribed with name, S(AN)C(TU)S IOH(ANNE)S, above John, pearled nimbus. He raises pen in right hand and holds knife in left hand on inscribed scroll on his lap, seated on mound. The angel points with right hand to the scroll inscribed, BEATI MORTUI QUI IN DOMINO MORIUNTUR AMODO IAM DICIT SPIRITUS UT REQUIESCANT A LABORIBUS SUIS OPERA ENIM ILLORUM SEQUITUR ILLOS from Revelation 14:13, and QUIA MERCES OPERUM ILLORUM COMITATUR ILLOS IN PERPETUUM from Commentary of Berengaudus. To right, nine men, one partly nude, sit or recline on ground; nude souls with joined hands raised issue from mouths of several. Above, angel, pearled nimbus, holds souls in draped hands, emerging from clouds.
Illustration of Revelation 14:13.
Framed illustrations.

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