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The Dragon Pursues the Woman Clothed in the Sun Who Receives the Wings of an Eagle

Unknownabout 1255 - 1260

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

After the woman clothed with the sun gives birth to her child, understood by medieval commentators to represent Jesus, she is pursued by a great red dragon with seven heads and ten horns. As the dragon leaps from the earth, the woman looks back over her shoulder, visibly frightened. Before the dragon reaches her, however, an angel gives her two eagle's wings so she can fly away to safety.

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  • Title: The Dragon Pursues the Woman Clothed in the Sun Who Receives the Wings of an Eagle
  • 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=3363
  • 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, Angels, Saint John the Evangelist, Woman of the Apocalypse, Creatures

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