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Beatus of Liébana - Valcavado Codex

Such fantastical and terrifying creatures illustrate the famous Apocalypse Commentary of Beatus of Liébana.

Large-format miniatures – like the one extending beyond a page here – are a special characteristic of the famous Beatus codices. The Valcovado Codex is one of the most beautiful from among them!

The figurative depictions appear as though they were from another world – without space and time…