Illustration from the:
Commentary on the Apocalypse by Beatus of Liébana,
Spain, copy of c.1220
The Army Of Horsemen On Lion-Headed Horses
Sixth Trumpet: The Army Of Horsemen On Lion-Headed Horses
And I saw the horses in the vision.
And the horsemen had breastplates of fire, hyacinth, and sulfur.
And the heads of the horses were like the heads of lions.
And from their mouths came fire, smoke, and sulfur. And one-third part of men was slain by these three afflictions.
For the power of these horses is in their mouths and tails. Their tails resemble serpents, and it is the heads that cause harm.
And the men who were not slain by these afflictions did not repent from the works of their hands, from worshiping demons or idols,
or from their murders, drugs, fornications, and thefts. (Rev. 9:17–21)
San Andrés de Arroyo Monastery Codex
Shelf mark: Nouv. acq. lat. 2290.
Date: c. 1220.
334 pages, 69 miniatures illuminated with gold and silver leaf.
Title: Beatus. Commentary on the Apocalypse.
Language : Latin
Format: Volume on parchment. - 167 folios, including a guard at the end. - Written in two columns, beginning of the thirteenth century. - 440 × 305 mm
Description: This manuscript is a special prize particularly for the 69 paintings of which it is adorned and of which a dozen occupy whole pages.
Source: Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, NAL 2290
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