Trier Apocalypse
Carolingian, Tours, France, 1st quarter 9th century, Folio 30, Stadtbib. Cod. 31
The Army of Horsemen on Lion-Headed Horses with Snakes for Tails.


A larger image of Trier Apocalypse, folio 30, Stadtbibliothek Trier Cod. 31.


Date: 9th century, 1st quarter
Number of sheets: 74
Writing material: parchment
Special features: Contains the Apocalypse of the New Testament. (so-called Trier Apocalypse) The script indicates in the circle of Tours. On each page a full-page, mostly coloured miniature. Pen and ink drawings, partly damaged, on folio 74v and after-page I. Script of several hands of the 9th century. Simple red and black initials.



Sixth Trumpet: The Army Of Horsemen On Lion-Headed Horses

And I saw the horses in the vision. And the horsemen had breastplates of fire, hyacinth, and sulfur. And the heads of the horses were like the heads of lions. And from their mouths came fire, smoke, and sulfur. And one-third part of men was slain by these three afflictions. For the power of these horses is in their mouths and tails. Their tails resemble serpents, and it is the heads that cause harm. And the men who were not slain by these afflictions did not repent from the works of their hands, from worshiping demons or idols, or from their murders, drugs, fornications, and thefts. (Rev. 9:1721)

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Compare this to 'Horsemen On Lion-Headed Horses' in The Apocalypse, Spanish, early 9th century. Valenciennes - BM - ms. 99 - folio 19r.