Width: 18cm (7 inches)
Height:17cm (6.75 inches)
A beautiful 17th century cast iron plaque of a lamb sleeping on the book of Revelations with the seven seals. Opening the first four seals releases the four horsemen, each with their mission. The fifth seal releases the cries of the martyrs for the word of God. The sixth seal prompts earthquakes and the seventh seal cues the seven Angelic Trumpeters. The only one worthy to open the book is the Lamb of God. This is a wonderfully composed piece of casting; the Lamb is very peaceful and is highlighted by a halo. Northern European, circa 1630.