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.

Date:1040-1090
Building:Abbaye de Saint-Savin
City/Town:Vienne
Country:France

Scripture:Revelation 9:13-15
Person as Subject:Angel (Biblical figure)
Lectionary links:CProp15
General Subject:Apocalyptic imagery
Angels
Library of Congress Subject:Christian art and symbolism -- France -- Medieval, 500-1500
ICONCLASS Number:73G326

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Attribution:St. Savin - Sixth Angel of the Apocalypse, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. https://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=33251 [retrieved July 23, 2021].
Record Number:33251 Last Updated: 2020-11-16 15:42:05 Record Created: 2003-10-09 00:00:00
Institution:Vanderbilt University Unit: Collection: Art in the Christian Tradition

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