Sunday, January 23, 2022

The Cloisters Apocalypse, 1330

68.174The Dragon and the Beasts Cast into Hell 

The Beast Wages War against the SaintsThe Beast Wages War against the Saints 

68.174Saint Michael Defeating the Beasts 

 68.174The Opening of the Fourth Seal, Pestilence 

68.174The Army of Horsemen 

The Locusts Wage WarThe Locusts Wage War 

68.174Satan Released from Prision 

68.174An Image of the Beast of the Sea Fashioned 

The Beast of the EarthThe Beast of the Earth 

The Unclean SpiritsThe Unclean Spirits 

The Beast of the SeaThe Beast of the Sea 

The Dragon Wages WarThe Dragon Wages War 

The Woman EscapesThe Woman Escapes 

The Dragon and the WomanThe Dragon and the Woman 

68.174The Beast of the Sea and the Dragon Worshiped 

The Worshipers of the Beast Receive His MarkThe Worshipers of the Beast Receive His Mark

 68.174The Fifth Trumpet Sounded, The First Woe

 A Storm; The Woman and the DragonA Storm; The Woman and the Dragon 

68.174The Opening of the Book 


"The Apocalypse, or Book of Revelation, was, according to European medieval tradition, written by John the Evangelist during his exile on the Greek island of Patmos. The opening chapters recount God’s instructions to the bishops of the seven churches in Asia Minor. The following chapters describe John’s extraordinary account of events to come at the end of time. The colorful illustrations of this manuscript bring these dream-like prophecies to life." 

Art and quotation taken from The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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