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. 79v
Joshua: Covenant with Israel (Joshua 24:26) -- Joshua, wearing hat, seated in chair (?), writes in open book upon draped desk beneath canopy, beside dove of Holy Ghost, with wings outstreched. Scene in room decorated with curtain.
Joshua: Death (Joshua 24:29) -- Joshua, reclining on ground, is sewn into shroud by woman, wearing hat, with left hand extended and right hand holding needle and thread. Three more woman are in room. One, veiled, kneels (?) with clasped hands raised; another, wearing hat, has joined hands raised, and third, wearing hat, kneels with crossed arms. Scene in room with bed.
Caption between vignettes reads, SUS VNG AUTEL CO(M)E EN CE LIEU IOSUE LE PROPHETE ESCRIPT LES SAINCTS COMMENDEME(NT)S DE DIEU PUIS TENTOST RENDIT S(ANCT)O ESPRIT
Margins decorated with floreate border, including daisies and strawberries, inhabited by bird and by hybrid animal, wearing collar, with monkey on his back, holding club.
Dog (?) head in decorated intial D; fantastic animal in decorated initial P; and fly in docorated initial D.
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