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Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

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Commentary
Spain, perhaps in Tábara, ca. 940-945
MS M.644 fol. 152v

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1) Apocalypse: Woman clothed with Sun -- Twelve stars above Woman of the Apocalypse nimbed, inscribed MULIER AMICTA SOLE, rayed sun before body, standing above crescent moon; inscriptions SUPER CAPUT EIUS STELLAS DUODECIM and ET LUNA SUB PEDIBUS EIUS; illustration for Revelation 12:1;
below, 2) Apocalypse: Dragon persecuting Woman -- Woman of the Apocalypse nimbed and winged, seated beside stream issuing from one of mouths of Dragon with seven heads, nine horns and seven disks representing crowns; trees and shrubs; inscriptions UBI DATE SUNT MULIERI DUE ALE AQUILE UT UOLARET IN HEREMUM, UBI SERPENS MISIT EX ORE SUO AQUAM POST MULIEREM; and UBI ABSORBUIT TERRA FLUME_-QUOD MIS_-DR__-ORE SUO; illustration for Revelation 12:13-16;
above, 3) Apocalypse: Dragon attacked by Michael -- Six nimbed angels armed with spears, attacking the Dragon; inscription MICAEL ET ANGELI EIUS CUM DRACO PUGNANT; illustration for Revelation 12:7-8;



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