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Spain, perhaps in Tábara, ca. 940-945
MS M.644 fol. 87r

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Apocalypse: Lamb, Adoration -- Lamb of God holding cross and book, in medallion surrounded by half figures of four winged Beasts, inscribed QUATUOR ANIMALIA, with human bodies, on wheels, holding open books, the angel nimbed, and by twelve of twenty-four Elders nimbed, four prostrate, one inscribed ISTI PROSTERNUNT SEANTE AGNUM, four holding vials, inscribed FIALAM, four seated, one on bench, one on faldstool, playing viols; inscription TENENS CITHARAM, all within larger medallion with starred border, supported by four nimbed angels inscribed CERUBIN, SERAFIN, TRONUM, and ANGELI TRONUM TENENTES.
Illustration for Revelation 5:8-14.

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