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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1500
MS H.5 fol. 72r
Joshua: renewing Circumcision -- Woman, wearing hat, holds partially swaddled infant, beside second woman (?), wearing hat. Altar is draped with cross-inscribed cloth, upon which is nude infant. At right, Joshua, wearing hat, stands beneath canopy, with hands extended toward the infant.
Joshua: Passover in Gilgal -- Five figures collect fruit from trees, including child with right hand raised; woman, wearing hat, with right hand raised; and man, wearing hat, with right hand raised. Two men, wearing hats, kneel and collect fruit from ground; both bring fruit to their lips, one with left hand and the other with right hand.
Caption between vignettes reads, LES FE(M)MES LEURS ENFANS BAILLERE(N)T POUR FAIRE CIRCO(M)CISION AP(RE)S CEUS D'ISRAEL TROUUEIR(N)T DE FRUITS D'ARBRES FRUITION.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including violas and cornflowers, inhabited by dragonfly and by hybrid animal.
Head of fanstastic animal within decorated initial B.
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