Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Depictions of the Apocalypse from 8th-Century Spain

"In a monastery in the mountains of northern Spain, 700 years after the Book of Revelations was written, a monk set down to illustrate a collection of writings he had compiled about this most vivid and apocalyptic of the New Testament books. Throughout the next few centuries his depictions of multi-headed beasts, decapitated sinners, and trumpet blowing angels, would be copied over and over again in various versions of the manuscript."

Read about the Beatus of LiƩbana at the Public Domain Review.

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