Babylon and the beast of Apocalypse
“The kings of the earth committed fornication with her, and the inhabitants of the earth were drunk with the wine of her fornication.” brought the Spirit into the wilderness. And I saw a woman who was sitting᾽ a red beast, full of names of shoots,᾽ seven heads and ten horns. And the woman was clothed in purple and scarlet, and of gold, and of gold, and of pearls; and on her forehead she had a name written, a secret: BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF PROSTITUTES AND THE SHIRTS OF THE EARTH. And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus; and when I saw her, she wondered.
(The Apocalypse of John translated by George Seferis)
150 cm x 240 cm
Oil on canvas