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. 73r
Ark of Covenant: borne by Levites -- Priest, wearing miter, carries on his shoulders the Ark of the Covenant. In front of him is man, wearing hat, playing trumpet (?). Behind them is group of men, including priest, wearing miter. Scene in front of building, within frame decorated with leaves.
Joshua: Conquest of Jericho (Joshua 06:20) -- Walls of Jericho, with open portal, fall, beside two men, wearing hats and raising left hands. Behind them are tops of heads of two or three figures.
Caption between vignettes reads, LES PRESTRES PORTER L'ARCHE FURENT DEUANT LES MURS DE LA CITE QUI MIRACUSEUSEMENT CHURENT PRESENTE LA COMMUNITE.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including violas and thistles, inhabited by bird and by hybrid animal.
Dog heads in decorated initials Q and D.
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