Wednesday, 7 March 2012
The red horse of the apocalypse as pictured in a stained glass window in St Jean de Montmartre, Paris. According to the Book of Revelations, there were four Horsemen of the Apocalypse riding white, red, black and pale horses respectively.
Revelations, chapter 6 verses 3-4 in the St James Bible:
3 And when he had opened the second seal, I heard the second beast say, Come and see.
4 And there went out another horse that was red: and power was given to him that sat thereon to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another: and there was given unto him a great sword.
The red horse was taken to signify war and slaughter.
This is one of two windows at the rear of St Jean de Montmartre, a church built around 1900 in reinforced concrete in the art nouveau style. It is now listed as one of the historic monuments of France.