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Book of Hours
France, Paris, ca. 1500
MS H.5 fol. 77v
Joshua: Conquest of Kings Five (Joshua 10:10) -- Joshua, wearing hat, raises hands beside two soldiers, wearing armor, in combat, one with sword in right hand. Behind them, two more soldiers, in armor, fight with swords. Scene in landscape setting, within architectural frame.
Joshua: Conquest of Kings Five (Joshua 10:11) -- Two soldiers, wearing armor, are surrounded by four reclining men, wearing hats. Figures amid hail storm, in landscape setting, within architectural frame.
Caption between vignettes reads, CONTRE LES CINQ ROYS COMBATIT JOSUE ET DU CIEL LA GRESTE CHAUT SI FORTE QUELLE ABATIT TOUT LE PEUPLE QUI ESTOIT FRESTE.
Margins decorated with floreate border inhabited by bird and by monkey, wearing hood, on back of hybrid cock.
Dog (?) head in decorated initial Q.
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