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Belgium, Ghent, ca. 1475
MS M.484 fol. 85v

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Apocalypse: Scarlet Woman on Mountains -- At left, woman reclines, resting head on right hand, on hills from which emerge seven crowned heads with ten horns of beast, tongues emerging from mouths. At right John, nimbed, sits, raising right hand and looking up over right shoulder toward half-figure of angel emerging from cloud, right arm extended toward the hills, left extended toward John.
Scene in landscape with hills in distance.
Grisaille miniature with color wash.
Margins decorated with border of floreate rinceaux.
Illustration of Revelation 17:9.

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