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

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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