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. 73v
Joshua: Conquest of Jericho -- Joshua, raising left forefinger and extending right hand toward broken wall and stones on ground, stands in front of three men, wearing hats, one with left hand extended. Tops of heads of four soldiers (?), two with spears, visible behind them. In background are buildings of city of Jericho and woman (?), partially cut off by frame.
Joshua: Conquest of Jericho (Joshua 06:21) -- Soldier, wearing helmet, holds knife and cuts neck of woman. Beside her is man, bleeding from wound (only head visible), and man, wearing hat, transfixed by spear held by soldier, wearing armor. In foreground, man reclines on ground. Scene in front of buildings.
Caption between vignettes reads, JOSUE A TOUS DEFFENDIST EN LA CITE PRE(N)DRE AUCUNS BIENS PUIS FIT TUER PAR SON EDIT TOUTES QU'IL TROUUA LIENS.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including violas and thistles, inhabited by bird and by hybrid animal.
Viola within decorated initial D; fly within second decorated initial D.
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