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The Silos Beatus Codex
Commentary on the Apocalypse by Beatus of Liébana, Spain, 1090-1109AD
British Library Add. MS 11695.
Folio f239r. Darius lies sleepless
Jerome, Commentary on Daniel
A larger image of the Silos Beatus Codex, Beatus of Liébana, Spain.
In this lower register Darius lies sleepless while Daniel's feet are licked by the lions (in the upper register - not shown)
The manuscript was copied in 1090 and the illuminations completed in 1109 in the Spanish monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos, near Burgos.
The Silos Beatus Codex, Beatus of Liébana, Spain.