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Belgium, possible Bruges, ca. 1470
MS M.68 fol. 219v

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Apocalypse: Babylon, Call to depart -- John, nimbed, right hand on open book on lap, right hand raised, looks upward toward cloud-edged arc of Heaven enclosing God as half-figure amid rays, wearing cross-surmounted triple crowned tiara, right hand on breast, holding globe with left hand. Scroll descending from God is inscribed EXITE DE ILLA POPULUS MEUS (Revelation 18:4). Below, two of four men, indicate God, three wear hats, one carries rod on left shoulder. Woman wearing headdress, with left hand, grasps right hand of youth. Apocalypse: Babylon, Fall -- At right, toppling buildings, ruined walls of city. Illustration of Revelation 18:2-4.

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