Illustrations from the:
Lorvão Beatus
Commentary on the Apocalypse by Beatus of Liébana,
Portugal (Lorvão?), copy of 1189
Folio 115r. The Sixth Seal



A larger image of The Sixth Seal, Lorvão Beatus. Commentary on the Apocalypse by Beatus of Liébana, copy of 1189. Ms 44.


And I saw when he opened the sixth seal, and there was a great earthquake, and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the whole moon became like blood". (Rev. 6:12)
The iconographic element of the rider has no parallel in this thematic representation in the universe of Beatos.

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