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Commentary
Spain, perhaps in Tábara, ca. 940-945
MS M.644 fol. 140v

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Apocalypse: Trumpet V, Falling Star -- Stars flanking sun darkened by smoke rising from pit; inscription UBI OBSCURATUS EST SOL ET AER FUMO PUTEI ABISSI; nimbed angel sounding trumpet; inscription UBI QUINTUS ANGELUS TUBA CECINIT; five locusts represented as scorpions with human arms, stinging men; below, in the pit, inscribed ABISSUS, star and wingless angel holding key.
Illustration for Revelation 9:1-3.



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