206, MS M.429, fol. 101v

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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: Woman clothed with Sun.

1) Apocalypse: Woman clothed with Sun (Revelation 12:1-2) -- Woman of the Apocalypse, head surrounded by stars, standing on moon, pointing to child? in sun before body;
2) Apocalypse: Dragon persecuting Woman (Revelation 12:13-16) -- Woman of the Apocalypse, winged, holding staff, seated beside stream issuing from body of Dragon represented as serpent with seven crowned heads;
3) Apocalypse: Dragon attacked by Michael (Revelation 12:7-8) -- Six nimbed angels armed with spears, attacking the Dragon on facing folios 101v-102r, inscription UBI DRACHO TRAXIT TERCIA PARS STELLARUM.