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)
Miscellaneous
IntercessionThe Virgin Mary intercedes with Christ
Typology and Prophecy
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisManuscriptsParis, Bibliothèque Nationale, Latin 9584, and Cambridge, Fitzwilliam Museum, MS 43-1950 (Tuscany or North-Eastern Italy, c1370-1390) → Chapters 38c-40b (Paris, fols. 12-13)
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 stands before Assuerus who does not gesticulate with his sceptre
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 39: Christ and Mary interceding for the faithful39c: Mary interceding with Christ, showing Him her breasts → All images
CyclesManuscripts and Prints Speculum humanae salvationisChapter 39: Christ and Mary interceding for the faithful39c: Mary interceding with Christ, showing Him her breasts → Variant: Mary kneeling or standing, Christ enthroned next to her
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
This is a fragment - more than half of the illuminated pages are missing (the cut-out miniatures of most of them are now in Cambridge), the remainder is misbound in many places.
ARTIST/CREATOR
Tuscan or Italian (North-Eastern)
DATE
circa 1370 - circa 1390
LOCATION
Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France → lat. 9584, fol. 13r
TEXT/BOOK/DOCUMENT (SOURCE OF PHOTO)
Speculum humanae salvationis
Notes on photograph
BIBLIOGRAPHIC CITATION
Montague Rhodes James and Bernhard Berenson, Speculum Humanae Salvationis. Being a reproduction of an Italian manuscript of the fourteenth century, Oxford 1926
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