Saint-Sever Beatus

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The rain of fire and blood from folio 137v of the Apocalypse of St. Sever

The Saint-Sever Beatus, also known as the Apocalypse of Saint-Sever (Paris, Bibliothèque Nationale, MS lat. 8878), is a French Romanesque illuminated Apocalypse manuscript from the 11th century. It was made at the Abbey of Saint-Sever. It contains the Commentary on the Apocalypse of Beatus of Liébana. The Saint-Sever Beatus was the work of monks working under the direction of abbot Gregori de Montaner; Abbot Gregori held the post from 1028 to 1072. The exhibits at the Jacobins Museum include illuminations from the Saint-Sever Beatus.

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The world map from the Saint-Sever Beatus measuring 37 X 57 cm. This was painted c. 1050 as an illustration to Beatus' work at the Abbey of Saint-Sever in Aquitaine, on the order of Gregori de Montaner, Abbot from 1028 to 1072