Daniel in the lions' den, 1430 artwork

Daniel in the lions' den, 1430 artwork

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Caption: Daniel in the lions' den. Illuminated manuscript miniature from the 15th-century Alba Bible, depicting Daniel in the lions' den (The Book of Daniel). This is at top, while the scene below is from Daniel's vision. The Alba Bible, completed in 1430, is a translation of the Old Testament from Hebrew into Medieval Castilian. It was commissioned in 1422. The 513 pages are illustrated with 334 miniatures, produced by members of the Franciscan Order in Toledo. The original is displayed in Madrid, Spain. 500 facsimile editions were produced in 1992.

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