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Belgium, Ghent, ca. 1475
MS M.484 fol. 114v

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Apocalypse: Tree of Life and River of Life -- Within walls, John, nimbed, left hand on breast, stands next to, and looks toward, tree laden with fruit. Above him, half figure of angel emerges from cloud, arms extended toward the tree. Above the tree, in mandorla, Christ, nimbed, holding scepter with right hand and Lamb, nimbed, with left hand, is seated on throne with footrest. Two (?) swans float in river at right of the tree.
Scene in landscape with hills and trees in distance.
Grisaille miniature with color wash.
Margins decorated with border of floreate rinceaux.
Illustration of Revelation 22:2.

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