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England and France, London, between 1255 and 1260
MS M.524 fol. 4r

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1) Apocalypse: Seal VII, Trumpets given -- John, name inscribed, SCS IOH(ANNE)S, bearded, stands with his right hand raised and holds staff, beside seven angels. Three hold trumpets; one takes trumpet from angel holding three trumpets. All with pearled nimbi.
Illustration of Revelation 8:1-2.
2) Apocalypse: Angel with Censer -- Half figure of Christ, pearled crossed nimbus, inscribed A and W, seated, raises His right hand in blessing and holds open book in His left hand. He is flanked by two stars, all within cloud-edged arc of heaven above flaming altar (shrine-like). To right, angel holds acerra in left hand and with right hand swings censer toward the altar. Three angels hold trumpets. All, with pearled nimbi, wear vestments.
Illustration of Revelation 8:3-4.
Framed illustrations.

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