Iconography
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Biblical cycles
Manuscripts Bible moralisée Oxford-Paris-London copy Esther
Old Testament
Esther Esther's intercession with Assuerus (Esth. 4 - 5:8) Mardochai's distress about the king's decree (Esth. 4:1-2)
Esther Esther's intercession with Assuerus (Esth. 4 - 5:8) Esther comes before Assuerus who touches her with his sceptre (Esth. 5:1-2)
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)
Esther Aman advances his plans (Esth. 5:9-14) Aman's wife Zares suggests that he should make a gibbet to hang Mardochai (Esth. 5:10-14)
SOCIAL LIFE
Justice and punishment
ExecutionHanging Process of hanging
Further details
1. Mardochai's distress about the decree of Assuerus; 2. Esther comes before Assuerus who touches her with his sceptre; 3. Esther asks that he and Aman come to a feast in her house; 4. Zares suggest to Aman to make a gibbet for Mardochai
ARTIST/CREATOR
Paris
DATE
circa 1233
LOCATION
Oxford, Bodleian Library → Bodley 270b, fol. 202r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Bible moralisée
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Alexandre, comte de Laborde, La Bible Moralisée Illustrée, vol. 2, Paris 1912, plate 202
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