201, MS M.429, fol. 99r

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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, Ascension.

In four zones:
Apocalypse: Witnesses, Ascension (Revelation 11:12-13) -- Christ, pearled nimbus, holding book, seated on cushioned bench in decorated mandorla flanked by two angels, pearled nimbi.
2) Five men wearing pearled nimbi, hands raised, representing enemies of two witnesses, pearled nimbi, ascending from mountain, background inscribed UBI UIDENTES EOS INIMICI EORUM HELIAS ET HENOCH ASCENDERUNT IN NUBE, based on Revelation 11:12.
3) Two groups of kneeling men representing remnant of men.
4) Four men within falling architectural frames representing parts of buildings.
Starred and decorated background.