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. 80v
David: Servants return from Nabal (I Samuel 25:09) -- Of two messangers, one raises right forefinger and holds hat in left hand, and other extends right hand toward David, crowned, seated in draped throne beneath canopy, with scepter in right hand. Scene in room.
David: advancing against Nabal (I Samuel 25:13) -- David, wearing crown, is mounted on horse, beside soldier, wearing armor, mounted on horse, raising left forefinger. Behind them is group of soldiers, one holding banner. Scene in landscape setting.
Caption between vignettes reads, LES MESSAGIERS AU ROY DAUID ALLERERENT LA RESPONSE DIRE LE QUEL QUANT REFFUSES LES VIT IURA NABAL FEURE DESTRUIRE.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including cornflowers and thistles, inhabited by fly and by hybrid animal, wearing hood, with monkey on his back, wearing collar, holding thorn (?).
Dog (?) head in docorated initial D and snail in decorated initial C.
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