Prophet Daniel (Michelangelo)

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The Prophet Daniel
Daniel (Michelangelo).jpg
Artist Michelangelo
Year circa 1508–1512
Type Fresco
Dimensions 390 cm × 380 cm (150 in × 150 in)
Location Sistine Chapel, Vatican Palace, Vatican City

The Prophet Daniel is one of the seven Old Testament prophet's painted by the Italian High Renaissance master Michelangelo (c. 1542–1545) on the Sistine Chapel ceiling. The Sistine Chapel is in Vatican Palace, in the Vatican City.

This particular fresco figure is painted second on the right from the side of the High Altar. It is worth noting that - unlike many other paintings of the period - this portrayal makes no reference to the most famous event from Daniel's life, that is his time in the den of the lions. Instead, Michelangelo shows Daniel reading a great book, which is held up by a muscular figure from beneath it.

Daniel before restoration

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