Killing of King Belshazzar, 1430 artwork

Killing of King Belshazzar, 1430 artwork

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Caption: Killing of King Belshazzar. Illuminated manuscript miniature from the 15th-century Alba Bible, depicting the killing of King Belshazzar (The Book of Daniel). 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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