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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.
Book and manuscript illustration, engraving, Medieval Christian art and symbolism
Biblical Studies | Christianity | History of Religion
Eide, Bridget, "The Tree of Jesse" (2018). Kerver Book of Hours: Senior Capstone 2018. 14.