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Spain, perhaps in Tábara, ca. 940-945
MS M.644 fol. 255v

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Belshazzar: Feast (Daniel 5:1-28) -- Daniel nimbed, watching hand issuing from candlestick, inscribed CANDELABRUM, inscribing arch with stylus MANE TEHCEL FARES; inscriptions DANIEL CONTRASCRIPTURAM RESPICIENS; ARTICULUS MURI SCRIBENTIS; MANE NUMERABIT DEUS REGNUM TUUM ET COMPLEBIT ILLUD; THECEL ADPENSUS ES IN STATERA ET INUENTUS ES MINUS HABENS; and FARES DIUISUM EST REGNUM TUUM ET DATUM EST MEDIS ET PERSIS;
below, Belshazzar crowned, reclining on sigma couch with other men, two nimbed, at table spread with loaves?; servant holding two flasks; inscription BALTASSAR INCONUIBIUM CUM OBTINATIBUS SUIS MILLE.
Illustration for Jerome, In Danielem.



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