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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

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Commentary
Spain, perhaps in Tábara, ca. 940-945
MS M.644 fol. 133v

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1) Apocalypse: Seal VII, Trumpets given -- Christ beardless, nimbed, seated on throne in pearled circular mandorla before seven nimbed angels holding up trumpets; inscription UBI SEPTEM ANGELI CUM SEPTEM TUBAS STANT IN CONSPECTU TRONI;
below, 2) Apocalypse: Angel with Censer -- Nimbed angel twice represented, once swinging censer before flaming altar, inscribed ANGELUM CUM INCENSARE and ALTARE AUREUM, and once flying down and emptying censer upon earth, represented with trees and mountains; lightning represented as darts; inscription FULGARA UOCES TONITRUA HIC.
Illustrations for Revelation 8:2; 8:3-5.



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