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The Dragon Giving the Sceptor of Power to the Beast from the Sea

Unknownabout 1255 - 1260

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The beast like a leopard meets the seven-headed red dragon who had appeared earlier in Saint John's vision. According to the text, the dragon "gave power to the beast" and together they received the adoration of all the earth. The illuminator depicted the scene literally, with the dragon handing the beast a scepter, a symbol of authority. The people of the earth pay homage to them from either side.

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  • Title: The Dragon Giving the Sceptor of Power to 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=3367
  • 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: Dragons, Demons, Saint John the Evangelist, Creatures

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