Thirsty Hart

Apocalypse Manuscripts

on April 4, 2018

A fun and interesting subset of old manuscripts are detailed illustrated books of the Book of Revelation. Many are very old, and have a simple style of painting that I love. Here are some examples:


Saint Michael fighting the dragon, from the Bamberg Apocalypse (9th century)

Las Huelgas Beatus - f147

And here’s Babylon surrounded by serpents, from the Las Huelgas Beatus, 13th century

If you go to this search results page on Wikimedia Commons it lists all the Apocalypse Manuscripts; this one lists “Illustrated Beatus Manuscripts” which are similar.

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