277, MS M.429, fol. 137r

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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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Zone 1: Apocalypse: Satan freed. Zone 2: Apocalypse: Satan, Siege of Holy City.

Zone 1:
Apocalypse: Satan freed (Revelation 20:7) -- Horned seven-headed Beast from Sea flanked by two groups of men representing nations; inscription on top of miniature ANTI CHRISTO OMNEM MUNDUM IMPERAT ET BESTIA DEBASTAT.
Zone 2:
Apocalypse: Satan, Siege of Holy City (Revelation 20:9) -- Men in upper part of gate of Holy City flanked by Antichrist crowned, holding book, and groups of men armed with swords and shield, representing Gog and Magog; below, three groups of men crouching in mountains; trees. Scene inscribed ANTICHRISTUS CIRCUMDAT ALTARE ET UENIT IGNIS DE CELO ET COMEDET
Starred and decorated backgrounds.