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Belgium, Ghent, ca. 1475
MS M.484 fol. 62r

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Apocalypse: Dragon attacked by Michael -- In opening in clouds, Archangel Michael, raising sword with right hand, holding small round shield with left hand, is flanked by six other angels, all wingless. Below, dragon with seven crowned heads and ten horns, stands on hind feet looking up toward the angels. Dragon is flanked by two devils, one grasping tail of the dragon.
Scene in barren landscape with hills in background.
Grisaille miniature with color wash.
Margins decorated with border of floreate rinceaux.
Illustration of Revelation 12:7.

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