Daniel in the Lion’s Den, Nathaniel Currier

D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts

Male at left seated and wearing red and blue robes over a golden colored tunic. Three lions surround him at his side and his feet. Men in the upper right corner look down at him through an open window.

Remainder of title: “My God hath his angel and has shut the lions’ mouth’s that they have not hurt me.”-Danl VI.-22.-”
Additional signature information: 2 Spruce St. N.Y. lower right corner

Daniel, a wise and powerful figure was envied by his peers who wanted him dead. They could not find a reason to punish him so they devised a law forbidding people to pray to their God. When Daniel broke the law he was sent to his death in the Lion’s den. Daniel spent the night in the den, which was sealed with a stone, and was not harmed. “The Lord sent his angel to stand beside me, and the lions have left me untouched,” he said.

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Currier, Nathaniel (American, 1813-1888)
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Hand-colored lithograph
11 15/16 x 8 1/2 inches
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