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Spain, perhaps in Tábara, ca. 940-945
MS M.644 fol. 260r

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1) Daniel: in Lions' Den (Bel and Dragon, 31, 36-38) -- Nimbed angel holding scepter, carrying Habakkuk, decorated nimbus, holding bowl; Daniel, decorated nimbus, orant, flanked by two lions licking his feet; inscription LACUS LEONUM UBI DANIEL FUIT MISSUS ET ABBACUC PORTANS ILLI PRANDIUM;
2) Darius the Mede: Sleep troubled (Daniel 6:18) -- Darius nimbed, lying on bed flanked by bodyguard each armed with spear and shield; inscription REX INCENATUS PRO DANIELO DOLENS SOMNUM FUIT AB OCULIS EIUS.
Illustration for Jerome, In Danielem.

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