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Belgium, possible Bruges, ca. 1470
MS M.68 fol. 217r

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Apocalypse: Scarlet Woman drunk -- John, nimbed, right hand on breast, indicating right with left hand, stands in landscape next to angel. The angel gestures right with right hand toward red beast with seven lions’ heads, nimbed and crowned, with ten horns and with webbed feet. Scarlet woman, wearing headdress, head turned, looking downward, holding covered cup with both hands, sits sideways on the beast. Illustration of Revelation 17:6-7.

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