Daniel and Cyrus Before the Idol Bel

Oil on panel | 23.5 x 30.2cm | 1633

Rembrandt Harmensz. van Rijn

When King Cyrus of Persia, seen at the center, asked his confidant Daniel why he does not worship the deity Bel, whose lower half can be seen in the shadows, Daniel replied that he worshipped a living god, not an idol. The king insisted that Bel was ...
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