027, MS M.429, fol. 12r

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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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Magi: Adoration.

Magi: Adoration -- Groom holding bridles of three horses in portal; three Magi crowned, inscribed CASPAR, BALTASAR and MELCHIOR, bearing gifts, two bearded, the third beardless, right hand raised, Melchior kneeling before Christ Child nimbed, seated on lap of Virgin Mary, pearled nimbus, seated on bench; architectural setting with starred and decorated background; to right, nimbed angel.
Above, heads in medallions of genealogical tree.
Beatus of Valcavado, In Apocalipsin, Praefatio.