The Music of the Apocalypse (1)

June 8, 2018

This Commentary produced at during the last years of the 11th century at the Benedictine monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos (Burgos, Spain) contains a colorful version of Apocalypse by Beatus of Liébana. Also commented with beautiful initials, graphs and fantasy-filled illustrations are the few folios of Mozarabic antiphonary, Isidore of Seville's Etymologiae as well Jerome's commentary on Daniel.

Noteworthy are the 'cithara' depictions, both finger-plucked and bowed, as well as the differenciation of 'tubae' where the artist represents different sizes and playing techniques. 









BL Add MS 11695, Antiphonary, Apocalypse, Isidore, Spain 1091-1109





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