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Beatus of Liébana - Lorvao Codex Facsimile Edition

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The Lorvao Codex is the only surviving copy of Beatus of Liébana'a commentary on the Apocalypse produced in Portugal. Closely linked to the first family of Spanish Beatus manuscripts, the Lorvao Codex includes marginal annotations attesting to the manuscript's use in the Saint Mammes monastery, where it was created in 1189. The manuscript's seventy miniatures feature a reduced palette of red, yellow, and orange, mostly used to color the grounds leaving many of the figures as detailed line drawings.


For more information on the Beatus model, read our blog article by Amy R. Miller (PhD, Medieval Art History, University of Toronto).

We have 1 facsimile edition of the manuscript "Beatus of Liébana - Lorvao Codex": Beato de Liébana, códice de Lorvao facsimile edition, published by Patrimonio Ediciones, 2003

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Manuscript book description compiled by Britt Boler Hunter.
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Beato de Liébana, códice de Lorvao

Valencia: Patrimonio Ediciones, 2003

  • Commentary (Spanish) by Klein, Peter K.
  • Limited Edition: 999 copies
  • Full-size color reproduction of the entire original document, Beatus of Liébana - Lorvao Codex: the facsimile attempts to replicate the look-and-feel and physical features of the original document; pages are trimmed according to the original format; the binding might not be consistent with the current document binding.

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