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A star falls into the pit of hell as locusts torture those unelected to heaven. Woodcut, c. 16th century.


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Bible. N.T. Revelation 9.1-11. The locusts are given the power of scorpions. They appear here with human faces and crowns (Rev. 9.7)

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1 print : woodcut ; image 7.4 x 11.4 cm

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And they had tayles lyke unto scorpions, and were stynges in their tayles: and their power was to hurt men five monethes ...

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Wellcome Library no. 25031i

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Lettering continues quotation from Revelation 9.10 onwards

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