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Belgium, Ghent, ca. 1475
MS M.484 fol. 70v

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Apocalypse: Angel I, Everlasting Gospel -- Angel, hovering in sky, holding book with right hand, gestures with left hand toward Christ, nimbed, body partially draped to show wounds. He is seated on arc, raising right hand, His feet on globe, within cloud edged mandorla. Christ and the angel look down toward five men, three with joined hands, one backturned, tonsured, wearing habit, and one woman wearing headdress with wimple, raising right hand, all looking up toward Christ.
Grisaille miniature with color wash.
Margins decorated with border of floreate rinceaux.
Illustration of Revelation 14:6-7.

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