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Belgium, Ghent, ca. 1475
MS M.484 fol. 18v

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Apocalypse: John, Letter to Smyrna -- Christ, nimbed, looks and extends hands toward Evangelist John, nimbed, seated with open book on his lap, looking back toward Christ. John extends his left hand toward bishop, representing church at Smyrna (?), wearing miter with infulae, cope with morse, gloves, extending right hand toward John, holding crozier with left hand.
Scene on island, with hills in background, across water.
Margins decorated with border of floreate rinceaux.
Grisaille miniature with color wash.
Illustration of Revelation 2:8-11

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