Esther legt ihre königlichen Gewänder an
Arent de Gelder (1645-1727)

Esther legt ihre königlichen Gewänder an,

1684
Material / Technology / Carrier
Leinwand
Dimensions of the object
139,4 x 163,3 cm
Displayed
AP OG Saal XI
Genre
Malerei
Inventory number
841
Acquisition
1799 aus der Galerie Mannheim
Stock
Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München
Citation
Arent de Gelder, Esther legt ihre königlichen Gewänder an, 1684, Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen - Alte Pinakothek München, URL: https://www.sammlung.pinakothek.de/en/artwork/JzG6RbzGWO (Last updated on 28.06.2022)
The Old Testament Book of Esther—the basis for the celebration of Purim to commemorate the deliverance of the Jewish people —tells of the Jew Esther who was taken by the Persian King Ahasuerus to be his wife. Anyone who appeared before the king unsummoned risked the death penalty. However, dressed in exquisite robes, Esther did just so to ask for a feast. During this feast she accuses Haman, the vizier of the Persian king, of planning to kill her people. Ahasuerus then has Haman hung on the gallows that had already been erected for Esther’s uncle, Mordechai.

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