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Belgium, possible Bruges, ca. 1470
MS M.68 fol. 171v

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Apocalypse: Lamb, Adoration -- John, nimbed, right hand on breast, raising left hand, kneels, looking up toward God, wearing imperial crown, raising right hand in blessing, holding book on lap with left hand, seated on throne with footrest. Lamb, nimbed, bleeding, sits on the throne next to God, front hooves on the open book. Throne is surrounded by Elders, nineteen visible, eight holding harps, seven of those holding vials. Four beasts, three nimbed, flank the throne. Illustration of Revelation 5:6.

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