Photo by Pontificia Commissione di Archeologia Sacra

Can you tell the difference? The fresco shown here (compare with photo of fresco depicting three magi) depicts the three youths who refused on pain of death to worship an idol in the Persian court (Daniel 3). They were thrown into a fiery furnace, where they were saved only by invoking the name of the Israelite God. In this painting, a Persian official stands to their right, pointing at the idol, which is shown as an imperial bust.