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. 70v
Joshua: addressing Israelites (OT, Joshua 03:10) -- God, wearing triple-crowned tiara, raises right hand in blessing and holds cross-surmounted globe in his left hand. He is surrounded by group of men, wearing hats, including one with joined hands raised, and one holding right arm of child; only tops of heads of most visible (Joshua not shown).
Joshua: instructing Priests (OT, Joshua 03:06) -- Man, wearing hat, stands behind Joshua, wearing hat, raising left forefinger. He addresses priest, wearing miter, with left hand extended. Behind them are four columns upon which is Ark of Covenant, decorated with carved figures. Scene in room, within architectural frame.
Caption between vignettes reads, DIEU DIT AU PEUPLE ISRAELITE QU'IL ESTOIT AU MILLIEU DI CEUX ET L'ARCHE DE DIEU FUT CONDUITE PAR PRESTRES ET GENS VERTUEUX.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including strawberries, inhabited by moth and by hybrid animal, winged.
Dog heads within decorated initials C and L.
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