152, MS M.429, fol. 74v

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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 VI, Earthquake.

Apocalypse: Seal VI, Earthquake (Revelation 6:12-17) -- Christ beardless, pearled nimbus, book in left hand, seated on cushioned bench, inscribed TRONUS DOMINI, in cloud mandorla supported by two angels, pearled nimbi.
Below, sun and moon flanked by four of Twenty-four Elders, pearled nimbi, one holding book; stars falling; three groups of men hiding in mountains; starred background.