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Belgium, Ghent, ca. 1475
MS M.484 fol. 19r

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Apocalypse: John, Letter to Pergamos -- Christ, rays as crossed nimbus, extends hands and looks toward Evangelist John, nimbed, seated, his right hand resting on open book on lap. He looks back over right shoulder and gestures with left hand toward Christ. At right, bishop, represents church at Pergamos, wearing miter with infulae, gloves, cope with morse, extending right hand and holding crozier with left hand.
Scene on island, with hills, animals, including stag, barren trees and castle in background, across water.
Margins decorated with border of floreate rinceaux.
Grisaille miniature with color wash.
Illustration of Revelation 2:12.

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