007, MS M.429, fol. 2r

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Saint Beatus, Presbyter of Liebana

Commentary on the Apocalypse and commentary on the Book of Daniel

Spain, perhaps Toledo
520 x 370 mm

Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1910

MS M.429
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Christ and Four Beasts.

Christ and Four Beasts -- Four winged Beasts, pearled nimbi, with human bodies, seated on cushioned benches, holding open scrolls on lecterns, above and below starred circular mandorla supported by two angels, pearled nimbi, enclosing Christ, pearled crossed nimbus, flanked by rayed sun and moon, book inscribed EGO SVM ALFA ET OMEGA in left hand, seated on cushioned bench with footstool; decorated background.