Moreover, the beasts of the Apocalypse that populate some of the most famous illuminated Beatus manuscripts, such as the ones now held at the Escorial and the Biblioteca Nacional in Madrid, are informed by Mozarabic aesthetics and share some morphological features with the buraq of the Libro del alborayque.
Following the lead of Jeremy Lawrance, whose analysis of the textual relationship between the Beatus manuscripts and the Libro del Alboraque is subtle and precise, my goal is not to completely collapse the distinct images and conditions of visual production and reception that characterize the medieval beasts of the Apocalypse and the early modern alboraycos (Lawrance 28-31).
Musee d'architecture--La Loge, Brussels Rollicking tour of symbolic and decorative roles of fabulous animals in architecture, from early primitive monsters--phoenix, chimera, basilisk, beasts of the Apocalypse
etc--to contemporary zoomorphic follies.
(6:12-14) We are in an Inferno when we see the beasts of the Apocalypse
, appropriated from Daniel, and soon know where Dante, Milton, and Blake found the tradition of their bestial apocalyptic visions: