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

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1) Apocalypse: Angel with Censer -- Angel, pearled nimbus, swings censer and pours fire from acerra on earth. Seven winged heads of Personifications of Thunder, Voices, and Lightning, inscribed TONITRUA, VOCES, and FULGURA, emit rays from mouths. All are in clouds from which rays descend toward trees falling to ground (earthquake), inscribed TERRE MOTUS.
Apocalypse: Trumpet I, Fire and Hail -- To right, the first angel, pearled nimbus, blows trumpet. He points to scroll, inscribed GRANDO ET IGNIS MIXTA SANGUINE MISSA SUNT IN TERRAM ET OMNE FENUM UIRIDE CUM TERCIA PARTE TERRE ET ARBORUM COMBUSTUM EST based on Revelation 8:7. Star and crescent moon appear above hail, flames, and blood.
Illustration of Revelation 8:5-6.
2) Apocalypse: Trumpet II, Burning Mountain -- The second angel, pearled nimbus, blows trumpet, beside flaming mountain sinking into sea in which are ship and group of men.
Apocalypse: Trumpet III, Burning Star -- To right, the third angel, pearled nimbus, blows trumpet. Below star in cloud-edged arc of heaven, star falls into water in which is group of men.
Illustration of Revelation 8:8-11.
Explanatory inscriptions of text and commentary.
Framed illustrations.

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