Authors

Bridget Eide

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Description

The Tree of Jesse was a popular medieval theme used to represent the family tree of Christ. More specifically, it was used to represent Christ’s human ancestors, including Jesse, King David, and the Virgin Mary. This essay discusses the iconography and symbolism in this Book of Hours' image of the Tree of Jesse.

Publication Date

2018

Subjects

Book and manuscript illustration, engraving, Medieval Christian art and symbolism

Disciplines

Biblical Studies | Christianity | History of Religion

The Tree of Jesse

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