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Spain, perhaps in Tábara, ca. 940-945
MS M.644 fol. 153r

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Right half of scene; left half on facing fol. 152v.
1) 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;
2) Apocalypse: Woman, Child caught up -- In segment of heaven with starred border, nimbed angel presenting child to Christ beardless, nimbed, holding book, seated on throne, attended by nimbed angel; stars drawn down by tail of the dragon; inscriptions UBI PUER RAPTUS EST AD TRONUM, and UBI DRACO TRA___-TERTIA PARTEM STELLARUM; illustration for Revelation 12:3-5;
below, 3) Apocalypse: Dragon cast to Earth -- Three nimbed angels, two casting damned into hell containing Satan in stocks, chain held by third angel; inscriptions QUOS DRACO TRAXIT ANGELI IN INFERNUM MITTUNT and ___-US___-IN INFERNUM TENETUR; illustration for Revelation 12:9-12.

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