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IMAGE number
XOS3613992
Title
Esther before Ahasuerus, c.1630 (oil on canvas)
Artist
Gentileschi, Artemisia (1597-c.1651) / Italian
Description
Esther (born Hadassah) was the Jewish queen of the Persian king Ahasuerus (Xerxes I) fainting as she pleads for him to spare her people
Location
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA
Medium
huile sur toile
Date
c.1630 (C17th)
Dimensions
208.3x273.7 cms
Credit
Bridgeman Images
Keywords
  • achaemenid empire
  • assuerus
  • baroque
  • bible
  • biblical
  • couple
  • husband
  • interceding
  • intercession
  • italian
  • jew
  • jewish
  • king
  • massacre
  • old testament
  • painting
  • persia
  • pleading
  • queen
  • religion
  • religious
  • royal
  • ruler
  • throne
  • wife
  • xerxes

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