The Three Youths in the Fiery Furnace
Early 4th century
Marble sarcophagus, 26 x 84 x 22 13/16 in. (66 x 213.4 x 58 cm)
Metropolitan Museum, accession number: 1991.366. Gift of Josef and Marsy Mittlemann, 1991
This is the left end of the sarcophagus. The three youths stand in orant posture, a reference to the prayers they said in the furnace (Daniel 3:26-45 and 51-90 in the Vulgate).
Evans (78-79) notes that "Lateran 161," a sarcophagus in the Vatican Museum, has a nearly identical image on the right end. Lateran 161 is also from the early 4th century.
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Source of photo, date, and other information: Metropolitan Museum of Art