Beatus z Liebany. Komentarz do Apokalipsy. Iluminacje. VIII – X wiek.

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The Morgan Beatus, Woman clothed with the sun escaping from the dragon.

Page from the medieval book “Commentary on the Apocalypse“. Each book was hand copied, including the art, making each copy unique. This page comes from the Morgan Beatus copy, also known as the Beatus of San Miguel de Escalada. Ca. 960. Morgan Library (New York). Ms 644. 280 x 380 mm. 89 miniatures, painted by Magius, archipictor.


Morgan Beatus wikipedia/Morgan_Beatus

Morgan Beatus, f. 112: The opening of the Sixth Seal: “And I beheld when he had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood” (Revelation, 6.12)
The Morgan Beatus, Woman clothed with the sun escaping from the dragon.

The Morgan Beatus (New York, Morgan Library & Museum, MS 644) is an illuminated manuscript with miniatures by the artist Magius (or Maius) of the Commentary on the Book of the Apocalypse by the eighth-century Spanish monk Beatus, which described the end of days and the Last Judgment. The manuscript is believed to have been produced in and around the scriptorium of the Monastery of San Miguel de Escalada in Spain.[1] Having been created at some time in the 10th century, the Morgan Beatus is one of the oldest examples of a revived Spanish apocalypse tradition. According to the style it was created by Mozarabs (Christians in Muslim-Spanish land).[2] As one of the earliest works of Mozarabic art, the Morgan Beatus exemplifies the interworking connections between the Christian citizens of Spain under the Muslim Moorish leaders, especially in newly Arabicized areas such as Léon and Córdoba.

The Apocalypse and the commentary on this scripture by Saint Beatus of Liébana became one of the most important religious texts of the Middle Ages, and was often illustrated very fully.