149, MS M.429, fol. 73r

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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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Apocalypse: Seal V, Souls of Martyrs.

Apocalypse: Seal V, Souls of Martyrs (Revelation 6:9-11) -- Half figure of Christ beardless, pearled nimbus, book in left hand, in mandorla flanked by stars and two trees; below, hanging lamps and votive offerings flanking draped altar; below, two groups of martyrs, some holding books; decorated and starred background inscribed AD HOS DATE SUNT STOLE ALBE EST DICTUM EST.