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Belgium, Ghent, ca. 1475
MS M.484 fol. 66v

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Apocalypse: False Prophet and Beast -- At left on crumbling pedestal is beast with six crowned heads with eight horns, and one neck lacking head, standing on hind legs. Before it, kneel four men and two women wearing headdresses. One of the women looks back toward right where false prophet, horned, stands on crumbling pedestal. Fire (?) rains down over the six people.
Scene in landscape with hills in distance.
Grisaille miniature with color wash.
Margins decorated with border of floreate rinceaux.
Illustration of Revelation 13:11-13.

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