Lucas van Leyden 1494 – 1533

Mordecai's Triumph

etching (21 × 29 cm) — 1515

Lucas van Leyden biography

This work is linked to Esther 6:11

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The Persian king Ahasuerus asked his top adviser Haman how to honour a man that had done him well. Haman thought that the king was referring to him, but it turned out that the man to receive the greatest honour was Mordecai - a Jew and Haman's main rival.

Earlier, Mordecai had overheard plans to assassinate the king. He informed the authorities and the would-be murderers were hanged.

Haman must have been shocked when he was ordered to lead Mordecai through the city on the king's best horse.

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