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. 78v
Joshua: Conquest of Kings Five (Joshua 10:23) -- Soldier, wearing armor, grasps left hand of one of Kings Five, wearing crown, reclining on ground. Behind them, another of Kings Five, wearing crown and armor, stands in opening of cave as soldier, wearing armor extends hands toward him. Scene in landscape setting.
Joshua: Conquest of Kings Five (Joshua 10:26) -- One of Kings Five, wearing crown, with hands bound, stands in front of figure, wearing hat. Above them, king, wearing crown, hands bound, hangs from gallows. Man, wearing hat, and king, wearing crown, with hands bound, stand on ladder leaning against gallows.
Caption between vignettes reads, LES GENS DE IOSUE ALLERENT AUX CAUERNES LES ROYS QUERIR PUY AU GIBET LES ATACHERENT TOUS CINQ PO(UR) LES FAIRE MOURIR.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including columbines, violas, and cornflowers, inhabited by butterfly and by hybrid animal.
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