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Spain, perhaps in Tábara, ca. 940-945
MS M.644 fol. 3v

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Evangelist John or male figure holding open book, addressed by Christ or Evangelist John nimbed, roll in right hand, seated on throne with footstool before draped curtains; in lunette of architectural frame, symbol of Evangelist John; two birds; inscription MORE VOLANS AQUILE VERBO PETIT ASTRA IOHANNES (Sedulius, Poet, Carmen Paschale, I, 358).
Illustration for Beatus of Valcavado, In Apocalipsin, Praefatio.

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