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Commentary
Spain, perhaps in Tábara, ca. 940-945
MS M.644 fol. 231v

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1) Apocalypse: Christ promising His Reward -- Christ beardless, nimbed, holding book, seated on throne in circular mandorla supported by two nimbed angels inscribed CERUBIN and SERAPHIN;
illustration for Revelation 22:12-20;
below, 2) Apocalypse: John and Angel -- Nimbed angel raising John nimbed, prostrate; inscription UBI IOHANNES ANGELUM ADORAT ET DICIT EI ANGELUS NE FECERIS CONSERUUS TUUS SUM ET FRATRUM DEUM ADORA;
illustration for Revelation 22:8-9;
below, 3) Apocalypse: John to Seven Churches -- John cross-nimbed, holding book, standing before two arcades inscribed with names of seven churches EFESO, ZMIRNE, PERGAMO, TIATHIRE, SARDIS, FILADELFIE, LAUDOCIE; inscription UBI SANCTUS IOHANNES AD EFESUM REDIIT.



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