Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, 1522

Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, 1522

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Credit: KING'S COLLEGE LONDON/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. As told in the Christian bible's Book of Revelation, the Last Judgement is preceded by the arrival of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Riding white, red, black and pale horses, from right to left they are: Conquest, War, Famine, and Death. Angels (upper right), those being judged, and monsters (lower left) complete the picture. This woodcut is from the Biblia Dudesch, a version of the Christian bible that was published in 1522 in Halberstadt, in what is now Germany.

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