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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Catacomb Painting Shows Daniel and Lions

Painted on a ceiling near the Crypts of Lucina in the Christian catacombs of Rome, this image likely shows Daniel at the center, with lions on all sides of him. Surrounding the central images are depictions of the Good Shepherd and a woman, possibly the Virgin Mary. Originally believed to have been painted in the second century, more recent scholarship suggests the early third century.

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