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RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Typology and Prophecy
→ Cycles → Manuscripts and Prints → Speculum humanae salvationis → Chapter 28: Christ entering Limbo
→ 28c: Habacuc brings food to Daniel in the lions' den
The Speculum: introduction - description - summary


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→ Original composition: Daniel standing in an indentation, with seven lions in front of him, and Habacuc and the angel above
→ Variant: Lions not in front of Daniel, Daniel standing or kneeling, Habacuc may be missing
→ Variant: Daniel in a cave, surrounded symmetrically by lions, with Habacuc and the angel (or only the angel) above
→ Variant: Daniel in a cave, not surrounded symmetrically by lions, with Habacuc and the angel above
→ Variant: Daniel between walls or in open landscape, often with the king watching
→ Variant: Daniel in a prison or on a tower, often with the king watching