About the creation

Queen Mary’s Psalter (Royal 2 b. vii, f. 41r): Jephthah and his daughter

Artist name: Unknown artist

On the left, Jephthah, portrayed as a kneeling king, makes his vow before God, who appears gesturing from a cloud. On the right, Jephthah’s daughter kneels, her hands clasped in prayer, as her father holds her hair and prepares to sacrifice her.

Source: Judges 11

Technique: Color illustration

Location: British Library, London

Date: 1320