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

The Revelation of St John: 8. The Battle of the Angels

Woodcut, 39 x 28 cm
Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe

The sixth trumpet (Rev. 9:13-19) released the four angels of death and their cavalry whose horses had lions' heads that breathed fire, and serpent-headed tails. (Watched by God in heaven the angels with drawn swords slay pope, emperor and commoner.)

Suggested listening (streaming mp3, 12 minutes):
Heinrich Ignaz Franz von Biber: The Battle, suite