The Apocalyptic Woman, St. John Devouring the Book, eleventh plate from the series The Apocalypse
Museum purchase, William H. Noble Bequest Fund
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, Fate, Fortune, Nemesis: Albracht Durer at Century's End, Jan 29 - April 11, 1999
Rev. 12-13. Woman with crown of 12 stars, wings, long hair, standing on crescent moon, rays radiating from her body. "clothed with the sun" . God overlooks from clouds, making a gesture of blessing toward a child who is being borne up by two cherubin, above the woman's head. Apocalyptic dragon with seven heads and ten horns climbs out of the sea, each head crowned. The heads are of various fantastic forms, one of a goat, representing Satan; each has either one or two horns. The center head vomits a flood of water. (12:15) His tail reaches into the stars.