Illustration from the:
Commentary on the Apocalypse by Beatus of Liébana,
Spain, copy of c.1220
The victorious Christ - The Word of God
And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called «Faithful» and «True», and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.
His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself.
And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. (Revelation, 19.11)
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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