311, MS M.429, fol. 154r

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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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Nebuchadnezzar: Worship of Image.

Nebuchadnezzar: Worship of Image (Daniel 3:7) -- Crowned image flanked by prostrate men; background inscribed STATUA AUREA QUEM NABUCODONOSOR IN CAMPO URAM. ISTA ADORANT STATUA.
Three Hebrews: in Fiery Furnace (Daniel 3:23-25) -- Nebuchadnezzar crowned, seated on cushioned bench, pointing to Three Hebrews nimbed, one with pearled nimbus, before angel, pearled nimbus, in furnace with fire ascending from opening; background inscribed NABUCODONOSOR IUSSIT TRES PUERIS MITTERE IN FORNACEM.
Text from Jerome, In Danielem II.