The First Vessel: Ulcerous Wounds

Unknownabout 1255–1260

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, United States

And the first [angel] went and poured out its vessel upon the earth, and there fell a sore and grievous wound on the men who had the mark of the beast.(Apocalypse 16:2)

The angel to the left pours out the vessel on a mound that stands for the earth, while the wicked on the right reveal the mark of the beast on their hands.


  • Title: The First Vessel: Ulcerous Wounds
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: about 1255–1260
  • Location Created: London (probably), England
  • Physical Dimensions: Leaf: 31.9 × 22.5 cm (12 9/16 × 8 7/8 in.)
  • Type: Folio
  • External Link: Find out more about this object on the Museum website.
  • Medium: Tempera colors, gold leaf, colored washes, pen and ink on parchment
  • Terms of Use: Open Content
  • Number: 83.MC.72.31v
  • Culture: English
  • Credit Line: The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Ms. Ludwig III 1, fol. 31v
  • Creator Display Name: Unknown
  • Classification: Manuscripts (Documents)

Get the app

Explore museums and play with Art Transfer, Pocket Galleries, Art Selfie, and more


Google apps