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An Angel Casting a Millstone into the Sea

Unknownabout 1255 - 1260

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

In this image concerning the fate of Babylon, Saint John reads from a book as an angel throws a large stone into the sea. The text explains that the stone is a great millstone and that the angel casts it into the water saying: "Babylon, that great city, will be thrown down with like vehemence, and will not be found ever again." (Apocalypse 18:21)

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  • Title: An Angel Casting a Millstone into the Sea
  • Date Created: about 1255 - 1260
  • Location Created: London (probably), England
  • Physical Dimensions: w22.5 x h31.9 cm
  • Type: Folio
  • Rights: http://www.getty.edu/legal/copyright.html
  • External Link: http://www.getty.edu/art/gettyguide/artObjectDetails?artobj=3396
  • Medium: "Tempera colors, gold leaf, colored washes, pen and ink on parchment"
  • illuminator: Unknown
  • Terms of Use: http://www.getty.edu/legal/copyright.html
  • Subject: Angels, Saint John the Evangelist

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