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The Vision of the Lamb in the Midst of the Four Living Creatures and the Twenty-Four Elders

Unknownabout 1255 - 1260

The J. Paul Getty Museum

The J. Paul Getty Museum

Saint John next envisions "a Lamb standing as if it were slain, having seven horns and seven eyes which are the seven spirits of the God, sent forth into all the earth." (Apocalypse 5:6) The wound seen in the lamb's side recalls the wound that Jesus suffered in his side during the Crucifixion, linking the lamb to the crucified Christ. By depicting the lamb on an altar whose blood flows into a chalice, the illuminator further suggested a link between the lamb as Christ and the ceremony of the Eucharist, in which Jesus' blood is present in wine consecrated in a chalice.

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  • Title: The Vision of the Lamb in the Midst of the Four Living Creatures and the Twenty-Four Elders
  • 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=3330
  • 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: Lamb of God, Saint John the Evangelist, Creatures

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