157, MS M.429, fol. 77r

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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: Winds restrained; and Sealing of Tribes.

Apocalypse: Winds restrained; and Sealing of Tribes (Revelation 7:1-8) -- Four Personifications of Winds represented as nimbed angels blowing trumpets, at corners of scene. Half figure of angel from East holding cross, flying down from sun to half figures of men, some holding books, representing tribes on earth with three trees, represented as cloud-surrounded circle interrupted above by half figure of Christ, cross-nimbed, on the sun; starred and decorated background.