327, MS M.429, fol. 162r

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Saint Beatus, Presbyter of Liebana

Commentary on the Apocalypse and commentary on the Book of Daniel

Spain, perhaps Toledo
520 x 370 mm

Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) in 1910

MS M.429
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Daniel: in Lions' Den.

Daniel: in Lions' Den (Bel and Dragon, 31, 36-38) -- Habakkuk holding bowl, carried by hair by nimbed angel holding staff; below, Daniel nimbed, orant, flanked by two lions licking his feet;
Darius the Mede: Sleep troubled (Daniel 6:18) -- Darius crowned, reclining on bed in architectural frame flanked by two soldiers in coats of mail, armed with spears and shields.
Text is Jerome, In Danielem VI.