Journey through the Dante Urbinate: Paradise, Canto I. The Light

Beatrice turns to Dante pointing toward the light. Next to Dante we find St. Peter and St. John the Baptist, recognizable by their attributes, who - together with other apostles - are intent on looking at the light.

"Ecco le schiere / del trionfo di Cristo e tutto il frutto / ricolto del girar di queste spare."

"Behold the legions of the victory of Christ and of the fruit / Collected from the turning of the spheres!"

(Canto XXIII, 19-21)

Valerio Mariani.

Source: La Divina Commedia di Federico da Montefeltro. Il Dante Urbinate. Commentario.

Illumination from Dante Alighieri’s Divina Commedia, Ms. Urb. lat. 365, f. 262v, 1478-1482, Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana.

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