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Spain, perhaps in Tábara, ca. 940-945
MS M.644 fol. 27r

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Zone 1:
Apocalypse: Christ and Candlesticks -- Seven hanging lamps, inscribed SEPTEM CANDELABRA; below, seven stars; Evangelist John nimbed, prostrate before Christ beardless, cross-nimbed, key in left hand, seated on throne; to right, nimbed angel; inscription VIBI SIMILEM FILIUM HOMINIS VESTITUM PHODERE ET PRECINCTUM AD MAMILLAS ZONA AUREA;
Illustration of Revelation 1:12-20.
Zone 2:
Apocalypse: John to Seven Churches -- Evangelist John nimbed, inscribed VBI IHOANNES EPHESUM REDIT, holding open book, right hand extended to arcades inscribed with names of seven churches EFESUM, ZMIRNAM, PERGAMUM, TIATHIRE, SARDIS, PHILADELFIE, LAUDOCIE.
Illustration of Revelation 1:4-6?.



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