Azor masters ca. 1430

Mordecai is led through the city by Haman

illumination (60 × 88 mm) — 15th century Museum Royal Library, The Hague

Azor masters biography

This work is linked to Esther 6:11

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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.

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