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Spain, perhaps in Tábara, ca. 940-945
MS M.644 fol. 112r

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Apocalypse: Seal VI, Earthquake -- Christ beardless, book in left hand, seated on cushioned bench with footstool inscribed TRONUS, in starred mandorla supported by two nimbed angels inscribed CERUBIN and SERAFIN, flanked by four Elders, inscribed SENIORES, nimbed; below, sun, inscribed SOL, and moon, inscribed LUNA, darkened; inscription HIC SOL OBSCURABITUR ET LUNA IN SANGUINE VERSA EST; below, stars falling; trees; men hiding in mountains; inscription HIC UBI HOMINES DICEBUNT MONTIBUS CADETE SUPER NOS ET COLLIBUS COOPERITE NOS.
Illustration for Revelation 6:12-17.



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