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The Beast from the Earth and the Adoration of the Beast from the Sea

Unknownabout 1255 - 1260

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

Completing the trinity of Satan's workers, a third creature with "two horns, like a lamb" (Apocalypse 13:11) now emerges from the earth. The illuminator depicted the creature with cloven hooves, a red beard, and a hideous curved and pointed nose. Rising from the depths of the earth, this horrible creature forces people to pay homage to the seven-headed beast and even pushes a man forward toward the beast. It also makes "great signs" such as the fire that rains down from the heavens.

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  • Title: The Beast from the Earth and the Adoration of the Beast from 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=3370
  • 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: Demons, Saint John the Evangelist

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