The Dogmatic Sarcophagus: Detail, Jesus curing the blind man and Daniel in the lions' den
First half of the 4th century
Museo Pio Cristiano, The Vatican, Rome
In the blind-man scene on the left, the onlooker is probably St. Peter. He has the same short beard and hair combed forward as the Peter figures farther to the right. The blind man is shown smaller to express his lesser importance.
In the Daniel scene, the small figure offering Daniel the basket of bread is the prophet Habakkuk. The reference is to Vulgate Daniel 14:32-38.
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Photographed at the Museo Pio Cristiano by Richard Stracke, shared under Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.