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Belgium, possible Bruges, ca. 1470
MS M.68 fol. 238v

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Apocalypse: River of Life and Apocalypse: Tree of Life -- John, nimbed, stands next to angel, right hand on left shoulder of John. Both indicate God, nimbed, wearing cross-surmounted triple-crowned tiara, extending right in blessing, holding globe with left hand. He is seated next to lamb, bleeding, on throne from which flows water (River of Life). The throne is flanked by two trees (Tree of Life), growing up from New Jerusalem as walled city. Illustration of Revelation 22:1.

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