Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Mordecai is led through the city by Haman

Mordecai is led through the city by Haman
Azor masters ca. 1430
illumination (60 × 88 mm) — 15th century
Esther 6:11 - Then took Haman the apparel and the horse, and arrayed Mordecai, and brought him on horseback through the street of the city, and proclaimed before him, Thus shall it be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honour.
Also known as Mordecai's Triumph, it describes the story in which an insomniac King Ahasuerus is reading the chronicles only to discover that Mordecai once saved his life and went unrewarded for his good deed. The king then asks Haman, Mordecai's rival, how he would honor a man. Haman, thinking the king has himself in mind, sums up numerous wonderful ways, upon which the king orders him to honor Mordecai by leading him through the city, seated on the king's horse and dressed in the king's gown – precisely the
honor that the sly Haman had wished upon himself.
>>>> Esther


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