1132 – Dionysiou: the portico, part 6 (day 2 nr 17)

In post 1126 I showed the last scenes of the Apocalipse of St John and I thought I had them all. But I found out I missed one (very interesting) scene, the scene of chapter 8:

IMG_3531 Dionysiou portico scene 17
In this magnificant painting you will find all objects and scenes as mentioned below in chapter 8 of the Apocalypse: the seven angels with trumpets, the censer with smoke, a burning mountain in the sea, the bloody sea water, destroyed ships, the fountain of water, the star Wormwood (in the rocks in the right corner), a darkened sun etc etc.

IMG_3531 Dionysiou portico scene 17 detail
Details of scene 17

8:2. And I saw seven angels standing in the presence of God: and there were given to them seven trumpets.
8:3. And another angel came and stood before the altar, having a golden censer: and there was given to him much incense, that he should offer of the prayers of all saints, upon the golden altar which is before the throne of God.
8:4. And the smoke of the incense of the prayers of the saints ascended up before God from the hand of the angel.
(8:5 – 7 ..)
8:8. And the second angel sounded the trumpet: and, as it were, a great mountain, burning with fire, was cast into the sea. And the third part of the sea became blood.
8:9. And the third part of those creatures died which had life in the sea: and the third part of the ships was destroyed.
8:10. And the third angel sounded the trumpet: and a great star fell from heaven, burning as it were a torch. And it fell on the third part of the rivers and upon the fountains of waters:
8:11. And the name of the star is called Wormwood. And the third part of the waters became wormwood. And many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
8:12. And the fourth angel sounded the trumpet: and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars, so that the third part of them was darkened. And the day did not shine for a third part of it: and the night in like manner.

IMG_3529 Dionysiou portico
Dionysiou: the portico on the right

Wim, 31/10

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