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The Mighty Angel and John Forbidden to Write
London (probably), England (Place Created)
Tempera colors, gold leaf, colored washes, pen and ink on parchment
Ms. Ludwig III 1 (83.MC.72), fol. 15
Leaf: 31.9 × 22.5 cm (12 9/16 × 8 7/8 in.)
And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud, and a rainbow was on its head, and its face was like the sun, and its feet like pillars of fire. And it had in its hand a little book open: and it set its right foot on the sea, and its left foot on the earth.(Apocalypse 10:1-2)
Just as Saint John prepares to record the voices of the seven thunders seen at the upper right, another voice from heaven tells John not to write. In the