(photo on external web page)
Iconography
LITERATURE
Modern
Beatus of LiebanaApocalypse CommentaryScenes not taken from ApocalypseBird and serpent
MAGIC & SCIENCE
Flora and Fauna
AnimalsSnake Miscellaneous
BirdsEagle Eagle and SerpentAdaptations
Birds Birds in allegories
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Apocalypse (Revelation)
CyclesManuscripts Beatus ManuscriptsManchester, Rylands Library, Latin MS 8 (probably Burgos region, c.1180-1190)Prefatory Matter (fols. 1-15v)
Images of Christ
AllegoriesChrist as supposedly powerless bird killing serpent
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Castile Probably Burgos region
DATE
circa 1180 - 1190
LOCATION
Manchester, John Rylands Library → Latin MS 8, fol. 14r
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Rylands-Warburg Project, Pilot
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Peter K. Klein, Beato de Liébana. La illustración de los manuscritos de Beato y el códice de Manchester, Valencia 2002, p. 233f.; Rudolf Wittkower, 'Miraculous Birds', Journal of the Warburg Institute 1 (1937-1938), pp. 253-257
Acknowledgements
Images on external web-page, used with kind permission of the John Rylands Library Manchester
Contact
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