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Spain, perhaps in Tábara, ca. 940-945
MS M.644 fol. 115v

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Apocalypse: Winds restrained; and Sealing of Tribes -- Four Personifications of Winds, each inscribed VENTUS, represented as nimbed angels, blowing wind from mouths, at four corners; nimbed angel holding cross, descending from sun, inscribed SOL, to four groups of nimbed saints representing tribes, standing on earth; trees; fishes in sea, inscribed MARRE, framing scene; inscriptions ANGELUM ASCENDENTEM AB ORTU SOLI HABENTEM SIGNUM DEI and HIC DE ANGELIS DICIT QUI TENENT QUATTUOR VENTOS TERRE.
Illustration for Revelation 7:1-8.

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