302, MS M.429, fol. 149v

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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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Nebuchadnezzar: Siege of Jerusalem.

Zones 1-3:
Nebuchadnezzar: Siege of Jerusalem (Daniel 1:1) -- Army of soldiers, some helmeted, in coats of mail, some mounted, armed with bows and arrows, shields, swords and spears, two bannered, attacking city of Jerusalem on facing page(fol. 150r).
Zone 4:
Zedekiah blinded (II Kings 25:7, Vulg. IV Kings 25:7) -- Nimbed man with rod putting out eyes of Zedekiah, hands and feet fettered; Nebuchadnezzar crowned, holding spear and roll, seated on cushioned bench before architectural frame flanked by two helmeted soldiers in coats of mail, armed with spears and shields; man armed with sword decapitating one of two sons of Zedekiah, decapitated corpse of other son below.