William Mackenzie, Glasgow, Edinburgh, London & New York. [n.d. c.1840.]
Engraving. 216 x 316mm (8½ x 12½"). Trimmed inside platemark.
Belshazzar's Feast, the biblical episode. The Babylonian king Belshazzar is said to have defiled the sacred vessels of enslaved Israelites by using them to serve wine at a banquet. The feast was then disturbed by the appearance of a divine hand which write a glowing inscription on a wall, which was interpreted by the prophet Daniel as portent of Belshazzar's doom. Belshazzar was killed that night and Darius the Mede succeeded to his kingdom.
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