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Folio 4v f4v Christ in majesty. This page has no text and links the Creation sequence with the business of the Bestiary. It reflects the eternity and immanence of God's creation. Christ in Majesty is seated on a throne in a quadrilobe mandorla with his feet on the rainbow. He wears a blue gown with a red cloak and has no beard. His right hand is raised in blessing and his left holds a book. Four angels support the mandorla, their bodies twisted in energetic contortions. The four tetramorphs are represented in roundels in the corners. The Biblical texts for this image are Revelation 4-5, Matthew 25:31

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