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. 76v
Joshua: League with Gibeonites (Joshua 09:06-15) -- Joshua, wearing hat, extends hands toward Gibeonite, holding hat in left hand, with wine skin on arm and sack over shoulder, in front of second Gibeonite, wearing hat and carrying sack. In background is man, wearing hat. Scene in landscape setting, within architectural frame.
Joshua: Conquest of Kings Five (?) -- One of Kings Five (?), wearing crown, is mounted on horse, with right forefinger raised. Behind him is group of soldiers, wearing armor and holding spears. One soldier is on horseback. Scene in landscape setting, within architectural frame.
Caption between vignettes reads, LES GABAORUTES PORTOYENT DEUANT IOSUE PAIN ET VIN DEUX DE LEURS ROYS AP(RE)S ALLOIE(N)T POUR LE TUER SUS LE CHEMIN.
Margins decorated with floreate border inhabited by bird and by hybrid animal, winged.
Head of fantastic animal in decorated initial D and viola in another decorated initial D.
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