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Berry Apocalypse
France, Paris, ca. 1415
MS M.133 fol. 37v

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Apocalypse: Dragon attacked by Michael and Apocalypse: Dragon cast to Earth -- Two of three dragons, winged, with bird claws as hands and feet fall to earth; only claw feet of third are visible above opening of pit. Archangel Michael, nimbed, wearing armor, raising sword in right hand and holding cross-inscribed shield in left hand flies toward falling dragons from cloud-edged arc of Heaven.
Scene within hilly landscape with tree and plants.
Illustration of Revelation 12:7-8.

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