Iconography
ARCHITECTURE
Germany
AugsburgRathaus (City Hall)Goldener SaalSouth WallOld-Testament scenes
RELIGIOUS ICONOGRAPHY
Biblical cycles
Groups of Biblical Scenes chosen for specific motifsVirtuous WomenAugsburg, Rathaus, Goldener Saal, South Wall (Matthias Kager, 1619-1622)
Old Testament
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 uncovers Aman's plot to Assuerus (Esth. 7) Aman is hanged from the gibbet prepared for Mardochai (Esth. 7:10)
Further details
Mural destroyed in 1944, the photograph shows the reconstruction made 1978-1996
ARTIST/CREATOR
Kager, Johann Matthias (1575-1634) after Witte, Pieter de (Pietro Candido) (born 1540 or 1548, died 1628)
DATE
1619 - 1622
LOCATION
Augsburg, Rathaus
Notes on photograph
COLLECTION
Digital only
Acknowledgements
Photographed with kind permission of the City of Augsburg
Contact
For comments or queries, please contact photographic.collect@sas.ac.uk