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Belgium, possible Bruges, ca. 1470
MS M.68 fol. 184r

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Apocalypse: Trumpet IV, Partial Darkness and Apocalypse: Cry of Three Woes -- John, nimbed, right hand to ear, holding book with left hand, is seated on island in landscape. He looks up toward flying angel blowing trumpet. Dark clouds partially hide sun and crescent moon; stars are visible. At right, flying eagle holds in beak scroll inscribed UIDE HABITANTIB(US) I(N) T(ER)RA (sic) (Revelation 8:13, variant). Illustration of Revelation 8:12-13.

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