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Spain, perhaps in Tábara, ca. 940-945
MS M.644 fol. 223r

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Apocalypse: Tree of Life; and River of Life -- Christ beardless, nimbed, book in left hand, seated on cushioned bench with footstool inscribed TRONUS within mandorla flanked by eighteen nimbed saints, some holding books, seated on chairs or faldstools under arcades; inscription HIC POPULUS DOMINI ET HABITAUIT DEUS CUM EIS ET REGNABUNT IN SECULA SECULORUM; River of Life inscribed FLUMEN DE TRONO EXIENS flowing down from the mandorla to Tree of Life, twice represented; John nimbed, and nimbed angel standing on mount; inscriptions HIC LIGNUM FACIENS FRUCTUS DUO DECIM PER SINGULOS MENSES and HIC MONS SION DE QUO ANGELUS SANCTO IOHANNI CIUITATEM IHERUSALEM OSTENDIT.
Illustration for Revelation 22:2-5.

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