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Christ appears to Saint John the Evangelist with eyes aflame and a sword in his mouth. Etching by P. van der Borcht.

Borcht, Petrus van der, 1545-1608.

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Bible. N.T. Revelation 1.16; 19.15. Saint John the Evangelist kneels before the vision of Christ, shown here as described in the first vision of book 1 of Revelation. The later description of this image of Christ in book 19 has Christ wearing a robe dipped in blood. The book that John will write lies next to him. They are surrounded by the seven lampstands (Revelation 1.20) which represent the seven churches

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Adytor. Aditus. Non surgit qui non iacVit discedite mundI/ O famuli immundi, quia vIta est mortua certE/ ... Pe. v. Borcht

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1 print : etching ; image 17.4 x 23 cm

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 24953i

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