225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016. Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station
Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1500
MS H.5 fol. 69v
Joshua: Spies of Jericho hidden (OT, Joshua 02:06) -- Rahab, wearing hat, holds bundle of grain over man, beside second man under another bundle of grain. Scene in room with two windows open onto landscape. Above windows is inscription RAB (?) XVI RAAB VI and between windows is inscription RAAB. Scene within architectural frame.
Joshua: Spies of Jericho hidden (OT, Joshua 02:06-07) -- Rahab, wearing hat, raises right hand. Soldier, wearing armor, with scimitar at his waist, raises right forefinger and grasps Rahab's left wrist. Behind them are two soldiers, wearing armor, and bundles of grain. Scene in room with two windows, within frame with decoration of leaves.
Caption between vignettes reads, RAAB CACHA LES EXPLORATEURS DESSOUBS DU LUI SECRETEMEMENT DE PAOUR Q(UE) LES INQUISITEUR NES LUI RASSENT A TOURMENT.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including cornflowers, roses, thistles, violas, strawberries, and grapevines, inhabited by bird and by monkey playing trumpet on back of hybrid animal.
Dog, winged (?), within decorated initial L and dog (?) head within decorated initial Q.
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