DÜRER, Albrecht
(b. 1471, Nürnberg, d. 1528, Nürnberg)

The Revelation of St John: 6. Four Angels Staying the Winds and Signing the Chosen

Woodcut, 39 x 28 cm
Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe

Four angels held back the four winds (symbols of the great empires of antiquity) until another angel had placed the protective `seal of the living God' on the foreheads of the multitudes of Christians (Rev. 7:1-3).