199, MS M.429, fol. 98r

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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: Witnesses slain.

Apocalypse: Witnesses slain (Revelation 11:7) -- Four men armed with swords, spades? and shield, destroying city gate of Jerusalem, men within; below, three men armed with mace and swords, one decapitating one of two witnesses; decapitated corpse of second witness to right; starred and decorated background; frame inscribed ANTICHRISTUS CIUITATEM IHERUSALEM SUBUERAT.