Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Old Testament
Esther Esther's intercession with Assuerus (Esth. 4 - 5:8) Esther asks that the king and Aman might come to a banquet in her house (Esth. 5:3-4)
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsRothenburg ob der Tauber, Konsistorialbibliothek, WD 107 (Southern Germany, Mid-15th century)
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 39: Christ and Mary interceding for the faithful39d: Esther intercedes with Assuerus on behalf of the Jews → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 39: Christ and Mary interceding for the faithful39d: Esther intercedes with Assuerus on behalf of the Jews → Variant: Esther kneels before Assuerus who does not gesticulate with his sceptre
Types and Prophecies from the Old Testament Esther Esth. 5:1-4: Esther intercedes with Assuerus for her her peopleModel for Mary interceding for the faithful (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Hagiographic Scenes with biblical models Virgin MaryMary as Protector and Intercessorwith Esth. 5:1-4: Esther goes to Assuerus to intercede for the Jews (SHS)Speculum Humanae Salvationis
Further details
ARTIST/CREATOR
Southern German
DATE
mid 15th century one fascicle of the composite manuscript is dated to 1452
LOCATION
Rothenburg ob der Tauber (Lower Franconia), Konsistorialbibliothek (kept in the Stadtarchiv) → WD 107, fol. 82v
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Acknowledgements
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