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Spain, perhaps in Tábara, ca. 940-945
MS M.644 fol. 144r

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Apocalypse: Trumpet VI, Angels at Euphrates -- Christ beardless, nimbed, holding open book, seated on throne in arc of heaven with starred border; to right, altar, inscribed ARA AUREA, flanked by two nimbed angels, one inscribed SEXTUS ANGELUS, sounding trumpets; river Euphrates containing fish, flowing down from the arc to four nimbed angels; inscription UBI QUATTUOR ANGELI TENENTUR TRANS FLUMEN MAGNUM EUFRATEN.
Illustration for Revelation 9:13-15.

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