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Spain, perhaps in Tábara, ca. 940-945
MS M.644 fol. 79r

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Noah: in Ark -- Within ark, birds and family of Noah, some nimbed, flanking Noah nimbed, taking olive branch from dove; below, in compartments of the ark, pheasant, birds, serpents, animals including monkey, lion, dog, elephant, horse and bull with heart on flank, eating from bowl; scene title ARCA NOE; to left, Noah: Deluge -- corpse pecked by raven; dove in olive tree to right.
Illustration for Beatus of Valcavado, In Apocalipsin, II, 8.



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