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

The Revelation of St John: 2. St John's Vision of Christ and the Seven Candlesticks

1497-98
Woodcut, 39 x 28 cm
Staatliche Kunsthalle, Karlsruhe

A voice told John to narrate his vision to seven communities in Asia Minor. He saw seven lamps (usually represented as altar candlesticks) in the midst of which was "one like a son of a man", his hair like snow-white wool, his eyes aflame, holding seven tars in his right hand, with a sword coming out of his mouth (Rev. 1:10-16). John kneels in prayer before this vision of Christ who is enthroned.




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