The Music of the Apocalypse (1)

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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