St. Savin - Sixth Angel of the Apocalypse.
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Title:St. Savin - Sixth Angel of the Apocalypse
Notes:Fresco on the upper right register of the second bay of the porch, depicting the sixth angel of the Apocalypse, who, after having blown his trumpet, releases the four angels of destruction bound at the river Euphrates, in accordance with the command of the voice from the golden altar before God (top right). The horsemen of the four angels, two hundred thousand strong, then ride to kill a third of humankind with the fire, smoke, and sulfur coming out of their mouths (bottom right)

Donated by James T. Womack and Anne Richardson, Nashville, TN.

Building:Abbaye de Saint-Savin

Person as Subject:Angel (Biblical figure)
General Subject:Angels
Apocalypse: Revelation
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- France -- Medieval, 500-1500
ICONCLASS Number:73G326

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Copyright Source:image donated by Jim Womack and Anne Richardson
Copyright Permission:Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0
Attribution:St. Savin - Sixth Angel of the Apocalypse, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. [retrieved April 21, 2024]. Original source: image donated by Jim Womack and Anne Richardson.
Record Number:33251 Last Updated: 2022-06-20 19:04:29 Record Created: 2003-10-09 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition

Bibliographic Source:Abbey of Saint-Savin, Vienne. Riou, Yves-Jean. Inventaire general, 1993.