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The Lamb on Mount Zion in Beatus and Revelation

14.1- My vision continued. The Lamb stood on Mount Zion, accompanied by the one hundred and forty-four thousand chosen ones who bear his name and that of his Father on their foreheads.

The beatos are copies of the Commentaries on the Apocalypse by Beatus of Liébana that respect its text and the theme and situation of the images, although each miniaturist interpreted it according to their imagination, its technical characteristics and its quality.

Although the European Apocalypses were not copies of the Beatus Commentary, as they also follow the book of Saint John of Patmos, many of their images coincide in position and theme with those of the Beatus.

Here you can compare this miniature in twelve Blesseds and six Apocalypses, arranged chronologically, in which you can check the very different imagination of its eighteen authors, although in such a significant image of the Apocalypse its structure is similar in most versions To enlarge click on the image.

All the images have been obtained from the collection of studies of our friend Jean-Luc Monneret, in which he presents all the images of Beatus and Apocalypse with their description.


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