233, MS M.429, fol. 115r

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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: Earth, Harvest; and Earth, Vintage.

Apocalypse: Earth, Harvest; and Earth, Vintage (Revelation 14:14-20) -- Nimbed angel holding sickle and book, seated in cloud, addressed by nimbed angel holding staff, inscribed ANGELUS SEDIT SUPER NUBEM ALBAM; nimbed angel holding staff, standing on altar, and addressing nimbed angel holding pruning hook; inscription ISTE ANGELUS HABENS POTESTATEM SUPER IGNEM.
Below, two men wearing conical hats, reaping grain with sickles; inscription UBI METENT METENT MESSEM TERRE; three men wearing conical hats, gathering grapes from vine with pruning hooks; incription UBI UINDEMIANT BUTROS UINE TERRE.
Below, city gate; two horses standing in wine from wine press operated by man; inscription UBI CALCATUR TORCULARIA EXTRA CIUITATE ET EXIIT SANGUIS DE TORCULARIA USQUE AD FRENOS EQUORUM.