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Spain, perhaps in Tábara, ca. 940-945
MS M.644 fol. 83r

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Apocalypse: Christ and Four Beasts -- Twenty-four elders inscribed SENIORES SEDENTES SUPER CAPITA SUA CORONA AUREAS TENENTES, disks representing crowns on nimbi, seated on chairs, benches, and faldstools above and below Christ beardless, nimbed, holding book, seated on cushioned throne in mandorla with starred border, flanked by seven lamps, inscribed SEPTEM LAMPADES, and darts representing lightning and voices; inscriptions, above, DE TRONO PROCEDUNT FULGURA, and below, HOC MARE UITREUM ANTE CONSPECTU TRONI; ray from Holy Ghost descending to Evangelist John inscribed IOHANNES, nimbed, lying on ground. Beasts not represented.
Illustration for Revelation 4:1-5.

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