Thursday, June 15, 2017

Daniel in the Lions' Den (1757)

Daniel in the Lions' Den (1757)
Jacopo Guarana 1720 – 1808
oil on panel — 1757
Bel and the Dragon 1:36 - Then the angel of the Lord took him by the crown, and bare him by the hair of his head, and through the vehemency of his spirit set him in Babylon over the den.
This is the apocryphal version of the story of Daniel in the Lions' Den. The prophet Habakkuk is told to bring food to Daniel, who is in the lions' den of Babylon. Habakkuk is willing to help, but he has never been to Babylon. Then an angel takes him by his hair and brings him to the den.

Daniel had been thrown into the den by an angry mob because he had killed the dragon they adored.

Guarana made this painting for the Chiesa di San Francesco in Udine. It is now in the city's museum.
>>>> Daniel

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