Apocalipsis (Morgan Beatus)

Title:
Apocalipsis (Morgan Beatus)
Shelf Mark:
MS M.644
Alternate Names:
Apocalipsis de San Juan. Beato de Liebana. San Miguel de Escalada -- Ashburnham-Morgan Beatus
Origin:
probably Tábara
Dimensions:
38.5 × 28 cm − 302 pp. - 2 vols.
Date Description:
ca. 940-945
Author:
Maius (scribe)
Content:
Commentary of the Beato Saint Michael of Escalada on the Apocalypse
Hand:
Visigothic minuscule
Illuminations:
Yes
Type of Decoration:
Text in black and red with initials in color. Vividly colored illuminations throughout the manuscript, including full page illustrations as well as pictures scattered among the text. Mozarabic art. Solid, warm colors are used throughout, especially red, brown, dark green and gold. Illustrations include biblical figures, mythological beasts, angels, elaborately colored patterns and apocalyptic scenes of destruction. Patterns borders decorate full page illuminations.
Musical Notation:
No
Call Number:
Special Coll. Rare Books Oversize ND 3361 .R52 B43 2000
Commentary Volume:
Yes
Nature of Facsimile:
full size color reproduction of entire manuscript
Publication Date:
2000
Place of Publication:
Valencia, Spain
Publisher:
Scriptorium
Notes:
Commentary on the Apocalypse by the Beatus of Liebana. This is the earliest complete copy of the Beatus tradition. The elaborate picture cycles accompanying the text is considered the greatest achievement in medieval Spanish illumination. Commentary in English and Spanish by Voelke, William M.; Williams, John; Shailor, Barbara A.; Freeman, Leslie G.; Del Campo Hernandez, Alberto; González Echegaray, Joaquín