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Spain, perhaps in Tábara, ca. 940-945
MS M.644 fol. 154v

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Apocalypse: Witnesses, Ascension -- Christ beardless, nimbed, open book in left hand, seated on cushioned throne, flanked by stars and two nimbed angels in heaven; Enoch, Son of Jared, and Elijah, both nimbed, ascending in cloud, watched by five nimbed men representing their enemies;inscriptions UBI UIDENT EOS INIMIHI EORUM and ENOC ET ELIAS ASCENDERUNT IN CELUM IN NUBE; below, thirteen nimbed men, prostrate, representing remnant of men; inscription ISTI TIMUERUNT ET DEDERUNT CLARITATEM DEO CELI; below, corpses and falling architectural frames representing parts of buildings; inscription ... SUNT QUI IN TERRE MOTU CECIDERUNT ...UM SUAS CIUITATES.
Illustration for Revelation 11:12-13.

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