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Belgium, possible Bruges, ca. 1470
MS M.68 fol. 225r

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Apocalypse: Christ, Armies of Heaven -- John, nimbed, raising right hand, holding book with left hand on left knee, kneels on one knee behind rocky outcrop. He looks toward cloud enclosing Christ, crossed nimbus, wearing triple-crowned tiara, sword tip at mouth, raising second sword with right hand, his robe spotted with blood, astride white horse with trappings, holding reins with left hand. Behind Him, are six men, nimbed, one wearing hat, four raising right hands, four astride horses. Illustration of Revelation 19:11.

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