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. 75r
Joshua: Sin of Achan (Joshua 07:16) -- Two men, one wearing hat and the other carrying hat in left hand, raise right forefingers, beside Joshua, wearing hat, extending right hand and raising left forefinger. In background are two men (only heads visible), wearing hats. Scene in room, within architectural frame.
Joshua: Sin of Achan (Joshua 07:17-22) -- Man extends right forefinger toward second man removing gold object from garment of Achan, hands extended. Behind him is fourth man (only head visible). All figures wear hats. Scene in landscape setting.
Inscription in frame above image reads, ACHAM FVSE TROVV
Caption between vignettes reads, JOSUE FIT PAR TOUT CHERCER OU LE DIT FIRT SEROIT TROUUE DONC ACHAM QUI LAUORT SICHE EN FUT HO(N)TEUX (ET) REPROUUE.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including cornflowers and strawberries, inhabited by half-figure of monkey emerging from flower and by hybrid man with body of bird, wearing hood with donkey ears (fool) and holding club.
Rose in decorated intial V and dog (?) head in decorated initial D.
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