Illustrated Beatus manuscripts bring to life an extraordinary vision of the end of the world, as recorded by Saint John in the Apocalypse (Book of Revelation) and filtered through the lens of Beatus of Liébana, an eighth-century Asturian monk.
Some manuscripts include St. Jerome's Commentary on Daniel, which includes illustrations of "Nebuchadnezzar's Army Besieges Jerusalem" and "Daniel in the Lions' Den".
The San Miguel Beatus Codex, Spain, c.960AD|
Pierpont Morgan Library, New York. Ms 644
The Valcavado Beatus Codex, Spain, 970AD
Valladolid, Biblioteca de la Universidad, MS 433
The Urgell Beatus Codex, Spain, 975AD
Musei Diocesá de La Seu d'Urgell
The Gerona Beatus Codex, Spain, 975AD
Girona Cathedral, Catalonia
The Facundus Beatus Codex, Spain, 1047AD
Madrid, Biblioteca Nacional, Ms Vit.14.2
Beatus de Saint-Sever, 1028-1072AD, Southwestern France.
Bibliothèque nationale de France, manuscript Latin 8878
The Osma Beatus Codex, Spain, 1086AD
Cathedral of El Burgo de Osma (Soria). Archives. Cod. 1.
The Silos Beatus Codex, Spain, 1090-1109AD
British Library Add. MS 11695.
The Turin Beatus Codex, Spain, early 12th century
Biblioteca Nazionale Universitaria di Torino, Sgn I. II. 1
The Cardena Beatus Codex, Spain, early 12th century
Archaeological Museum, Madrid
The Antichrist Kills the Two Witnesses
Rylands Beatus Codex, Spain, c.1175
John Rylands University Library
The Lorvão Beatus Codex, Portugal, 1189AD
Arquivo Nacional Torre do Tombo
The Navarra Beatus Codex, Navarre, late 12th century
Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, Manuscript Nouvelle acquisition latine 1366
Las Huelgas Beatus Codex, Spain, 1220AD
Morgan Pierpont Library M.429
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