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Belgium, Ghent, ca. 1475
MS M.484 fol. 14r

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Evangelist, John: Scene, Arrival at Patmos -- At left, Evangelist John, nimbed, with joined hands raised, is seated in small boat, waves lapping at sides. Masted ships are in background.
Apocalypse: Christ sending Angel to John -- At right, Evangelist John, nimbed, raising right hand, holding with left hand, open book on lap, is seated looking up over left shoulder toward half figure of angel emerging from cloud, blowing trumpet.
Scenes set in hilly landscape with trees, and ships in water in background.
Margins decorated with border of floreate rinceaux.
Grisaille miniature with color wash.
Illustration of Revelation 1:1.

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