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Yates Thompson 31 f. 40v The Nine Choirs of Angels surround Jesus, God the Father, and Mary
The Nine Choirs of Angels surround Jesus, God the Father, and Mary
Description: Miniature of the Nine Choirs of Angels. In the central roundel are seated God, Christ, and the Virgin Mary in prayer; they are surrounded by the text of the Sanctus repeated three times. Around this roundel are ranged six angels each in the angelic orders of Cherubim, Seraphim, and Thrones. In the tier below are three angels each from the angelic orders of Dominations, Principalities, and Powers, with the text of the Gloria above their heads, repeated three times. On the lower tier are three angels each from the angelic orders of Virtues, Archangels, and angels, with the text 'Salus deo nostro qui sedet super tronum et agno' above their heads, repeated three times, in Matfré Ermengau of Béziers's Breviari d'Amour. 
Origin: Spain, E. (Catalonia, Girona?) 


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