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Belgium, possible Bruges, ca. 1470
MS M.68 fol. 215v

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Apocalypse: Scarlet Woman on Waters -- John, nimbed, with joined hands, stands next to angel on bank of stream in landscape. With left hand, the angel indicates woman sitting in the stream, raising mirror with right hand. Apocalypse: John and Angel and Apocalypse: Scarlet Woman on Beast -- In center, angel, cradles small figure of John with right arm, and with left hand gestures toward red beast with seven lion heads, nimbed and crowned, with ten horns. Woman, wearing headdress, holding with right hand, covered gold cup, is seated sideways on the beast. Illustration of Revelation 17:1-4.

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