The opening of the fifth and sixth seals; above, an angel dispenses white robes to the martyrs, and underneath, a shower of flaming stars falls on the innocent on the left and the guilty on the right, with German letterpress text on the verso. One of 15 illustrations of the 1498 German edition. c.1497-8 Woodcut
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