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Spain, perhaps in Tábara, ca. 940-945
MS M.644 fol. 1v

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Christ or Evangelist Matthew cross-nimbed, holding open book, seated on cushioned bench with footstool before draped curtains; Evangelist Matthew or male figure holding roll in left hand, right hand extended; above, nimbed symbol of Matthew holding staff; all within architectural frame flanked by two birds; above, inscription HEC MATHEUS GENUS HOMINEM GENERALITER IMPLET (Sedulius, Poet, Carmen Paschale, I, 355).
Illustration for Beatus of Valcavado, In Apocalipsin, Praefatio.

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