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Book of Hours
Germany, possibly Bamberg, 1204-1219
MS M.739 fol. 19r
1) Habakkuk: carried by Angel -- Angel emerges from cloud, carrying Habakkuk by hair, holding vessel in right hand and ladle in left hand.
Scene caption, inscribed HIE FU(O)RET D(ER) ENGEL ABACUC BI DE(M) HARE.
2) Daniel: in Lions' Den -- Guard, with sword on lap, rests head on left hand and sits by bolted portals of prison in which is Daniel, standing. He is flanked by six lions and Habakkuk raising vessel in right hand and holding loaf in left hand.
Scene caption, inscribed ZE BABILONIE DAZ ER DANIEL BRACHTE ZE EZZEN IN DE(M) CHAERCHERE.
3) Hebrews Three: in Fiery Furnace -- Nebuchadnezzar, crowned, sits with legs crossed on cushioned bench with footstool, holds scepter in left hand, and raises right hand toward falling Chaldean. Two attendants with forked instruments stoke fire of crossed sticks in furnace in which are three Hebrews, nimbed, orant, before Christ-Logos or angel, beardless, cross-nimbed(?).
Scene caption, inscribed DER CHUNICH VON BABILONIA HEIZET DANIELEM IN DEN OBEN WERFEN.
4) Isaiah, name inscribed ISAIAS, raises left hand toward Jeremiah, name inscribed IHEREMIAS, extending right hand toward him. Daniel, name inscribed DANIEL, raises left hand, beside Solomon, name inscribed SALOMON, crowned, raising right hand toward Daniel. All, standing, hold scrolls.
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