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Commentary
Spain, perhaps in Tábara, ca. 940-945
MS M.644 fol. 23r

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Zone 1:
Apocalypse: Christ sending Angel to John -- Christ beardless, cross-nimbed, holding open book, seated on throne flanked by two nimbed angels; inscription UBI D__NGELO LIBRUM TRADET ("where the angel receives the book from God").
Illustration of Revelation 1:1.
Zone 2:
Apocalypse: John, Calling -- Angel holding open book, Evangelist John nimbed, male figure to right; inscription UBI PRIMITUS IOHANNUS CUM ANGELO LOCUTUS EST ("where John first speaks with the angel").
Illustration of Revelation 1:1-3.



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