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Roundel - Mordecai before King Ahaseurus

Mordecai before King Ahaseurus

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Flanders (region) (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1530 (made)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Clear glass with brown/black pigment and silver stain

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Roundel of clear glass with an image of a crowned king seated on a canopied throne in the centre of the roundel. He wears a gold brocaded gown over which is a white ermine lined long mantle. He holds a sceptre in his left hand and gestures with his right. Two men stand on either side in front of the seated king. The man on the left of the roundel is wearing a short tunic lined with gold braid and white jewels. He wears a yellow peaked hat and white slouch boots over his yellow tights. The man on the right is bare-headed and is wearing a long white gown. There are various persons standing in the background looking on. The whole is decorated in brown/black pigment and yellow stain.

Place of Origin

Flanders (region) (made)


ca. 1530 (made)

Materials and Techniques

Clear glass with brown/black pigment and silver stain


Diameter: 23.5 cm sight, including leads, Height: 26.1 cm in display frame, Width: 26.3 cm in display frame, Depth: 3.2 cm in display frame

Descriptive line

Roundel of clear glass with painted details and silver (yellow) stain. Depicting an unidentified scene but perhaps that of Mordecai before King Ahasuerus. Flemish, about 1530.

Labels and date

Unidentified Scene of a King at Court
Possibly depicting Mordecai warning King Ahaseurus of an assasination attempt [2008]




Painting; Staining


Stained Glass


Ceramics Collection

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