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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

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France, probably Lorraine, 1290-1299

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Apocalypse: River of Life, and Apocalypse: Tree of Life -- John, nimbed, with joined hands raised, stands behind group of Elect with joined hands raised, rising from hole in ground. On rainbow arc in starred mandorla above cloud, Lamb of God, cross-nimbed, stands facing Christ, beardless, cross-nimbed, seated with feet on tripartite globe, raising right hand in blessing and holding book in left hand. From Him flows river to ground between four trees.
Scene with diapered background, within decorated frame.
Illustration of Revelation 22:1-5.

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