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Belgium, possible Bruges, ca. 1470
MS M.68 fol. 223v

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Apocalypse: Christ, Praise of Judgment -- John, nimbed, right hand resting on open book on rocky outcrop, raising left hand, stands on island in landscape. He looks up toward cloud-edged arc of Heaven enclosing God, wearing cross-surmounted, triple-crowned tiara, extending right hand, holding globe with left hand, seated on draped throne with footrest. The throne is flanked by Four Beasts, and by twenty-six (?) Elders, many crowned, eleven with joined hands, kneeling, many only partially visible. Scroll descending from cloud inscribed LAUDEM DICITE DEO N(OST)RO (Revelation 19:5). Illustration of Revelation 19:1.

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