The Silos Beatus Codex

Commentary on the Apocalypse by Beatus of Liébana, Spain, 1090-1109AD
British Library Add. MS 11695.

Folio f223r. Nebuchadnezzar's Army attacks Jerusalem
Jerome, Commentary on Daniel


A larger image of Nebuchadnezzar's Army attacks Jerusalem, Silos Beatus Codex, Beatus of Liébana, Spain.

The manuscript was copied in 1090 and the illuminations completed in 1109 in the Spanish monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos, near Burgos.



Referenced on p 316 Scenes and Characters of the Middle Ages by Edward Lewes Cutts
At folio 223 of the same MS. is a group of six warriors, two on horseback and four on foot. We find them all with hauberk, iron helmets, round shields, and various kinds of leg defences; they have spears, swords, and one of the horsemen bears a banner of characteristic shape, i.e., it is a right-angled triangle, with the shortest side applied to the spear-shaft, so that the right angle is at the bottom.

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Silos Beatus Codex, Beatus of Liébana, Spain.