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Belgium, Ghent, ca. 1475
MS M.484 fol. 49v

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Apocalypse: Trumpet VI, Horsemen -- In sky, emerging from clouds, one of two angels blows trumpet. Below four of six soldiers, wearing armor and helmets, hold swords; all are astride horses with heads of lions, with tails terminating with animal heads, long tongues protruding from their mouths.
Grisaille miniature with color wash.
Margins decorated with border of floreate rinceaux.
Illustration of Revelation 9:7-10.

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