heofon-bȳme

heofon-bȳme, f.n: heavenly trumpet. (HEH-oh-von-BUE-muh / ˈhɛɔ-vɔn-ˌbyː-mə)

Medieval manuscript illustration of an orange-winged angel emerging from a cloud while playing a long golden trumpet; below a row of nine people stand with rather concerned expressions on their faces.
The Welles Apocalypse; England, c. 1310; British Library, Royal MS 15 D II, f. 151r. [bl.uk]

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