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Belgium, possible Bruges, ca. 1470
MS M.68 fol. 179v

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Apocalypse: Lamb, Adoration by Multitude -- John, rayed nimbus, is seated on island in landscape. With right hand, he holds open book on lap and raises left hand. He looks right toward God, wearing cross-surmounted triple-crowned tiara, seated on throne with footrest, raising right hand in blessing, left hand resting on globe. Lamb, rayed nimbus, bleeding, holding bannered cross-staff, sits on throne next to God. Throne in mandorla surrounded by angels, with joined hands, some raised. Beyond mandorla, several men, seven (?) crowned, three wearing flowing sashes, six with joined hands, most only head visible, flank scene. All are encircled by cloud. Illustration of Revelation 7:9.

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