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England and France, London, between 1255 and 1260
MS M.524 fol. 8r

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1) Apocalypse: Trumpet VII, Adoration in Heaven -- The seventh angel, inscribed SEPTIM(US) ANG(E)L(US), pearled nimbus, blows trumpet. To right, Christ, pearled nimbus, as half figure, with His right hand raised in blessing and book in left hand, appears in arc of heaven. He is flanked by half figures of six nimbed angels with joined hands raised, above twenty-four crowned Elders, kneeling with joined hands raised, labelled CONFESSIO REGN(UM).
Illustration of Revelation 11:15-17.
Explanatory inscriptions of commentary.
2) Apocalypse: Temple in Heaven -- Draped altar, inscribed ARCHA TESTAM(EN)TI, in cross-surmounted temple, inscribed TEMPLUM DEI, with portals open, is flanked by two angels, pearled nimbi, swinging censers.
Illustration of Revelation 11:19.
Framed illustrations.

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