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Belgium, possible Bruges, ca. 1470
MS M.68 fol. 203v

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Apocalypse: Lamb, Adoration on Mt. Zion -- John, nimbed, indicating to right with right hand holding book on knee with left hand, kneels on one knee on island in landscape. Above right, in cloud-edged arc of Heaven, Lamb, rays as nimbus, bleeding, sits beside God, wearing cross-surmounted tiara, extending right hand in blessing, holding globe with left hand, seated on throne. The throne is flanked by two groups of Elders, some crowned, many only heads visible, eight (?) with joined hands. Four Beasts, winged, one nimbed, surround the throne. Illustration of Revelation 14:01.

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