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Spain, perhaps in Tábara, ca. 940-945
MS M.644 fol. 174v

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Apocalypse: Lamb, Adoration, New Song -- Twelve of Twenty-Four Elders, inscribed SENIORES, nimbed, holding books, flanking half figures of four winged Beasts, inscribed QUATTUOR ANIMALIA, human bodies, on wheels, holding books, the angel nimbed, all in segment of heaven; below, Lamb of God holding cross on Mount Zion covered with shrubs, flanked by sixteen nimbed saints, some seated, all playing musical instruments; inscriptions AGNUS STANS IN MONTEM SION ET CUM EO CENTUM ET QUATTUOR MILIA HABENTES CITHARS and HII SECUNTUR AGNUM.
Illustration for Revelation 14:2-5.



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