St. Savin - Fifth Angel of the Apocalypse.
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Title:St. Savin - Fifth Angel of the Apocalypse
Notes:Fresco on the upper left register of the second bay of the porch, depicting the fifth angel of the Apocalypse who blows the trumpet and opens the bottomless pit, releasing the gold-crowned locusts with human faces, women's hair, lion's teeth, scales like iron breastplates, and scorpion's tails, and to which is given the power to torment for five months those without the seal of God on their foreheads

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:73G325

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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 - Fifth 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:33262 Last Updated: 2022-06-20 19:05:12 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.