227, MS M.429, fol. 112r

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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: Lamb, Adoration, New Song.

Apocalypse: Lamb, Adoration, New Song (Revelation 14:2-5) -- Four nimbed and winged Beasts, inscribed QUATUOR ANIMALIA ET SENIORES, with human bodies on wheels, holding books, flanked by twelve of Twenty-four Elders, inscribed SENIORES, nimbed.
Below, Lamb of God cross-nimbed, holding cross-staff on altar on Mount Zion flanked by four groups of nimbed saints holding musical instruments including gittern, viol, harp, lute, cymbals; inscription AGNUS STANS IN MONTEM SION ET CUM EO CENTUM QUADRAGUM QUATUOR MILI HABENTES CYTHARAS.