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Belgium, possible Bruges, ca. 1470
MS M.68 fol. 196r

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Apocalypse: Dragon in Heaven and Apocalypse: Woman, Child caught up -- John, nimbed, holding open book on lap, is seated on island in landscape with buildings in distance. Above, winged dragon with seven heads, crowned, six with single horn, one with three horns, tongues emerging from mouths, stars on tail, looks toward woman, veiled with wimple, holding nude infant on lap. At right, angel flies with nude infant toward rayed mandorla enclosing God as half-figure, wearing tiara, extending right hand in blessing, grasping globe with left hand. Illustration of Revelation 12:3-5.

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