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Belgium, possible Bruges, ca. 1470
MS M.68 fol. 207r

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Apocalypse: Earth, Harvest -- In sky, Christ, rays as cross nimbus, crowned, raising right hand in blessing, holding sickle with left hand, appears in cloud. Below, John, orant, kneels behind rocky outcrop, where rabbits appear in two openings. John looks right toward angel, standing in doorway of church, holding with right hand, scroll inscribed MITTE FALCEM TUAM ET METE (Revelation 14:15). In foreground, appearing second time, Christ, rays as cross nimbus, holding sickle with right hand, cuts grain grasped with left hand. Illustration of Revelation 14:14-16.

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