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. 81r
Abigail: informed by Youth (I Samuel 25:14-16) -- Youth holds hat in left hand and extends right forefinger toward Abigail, wearing hat, with hands extended. Scene in front of building in landscape.
David: pacified by Abigail (I Samuel 25:23-25) -- Abigail, wearing hat, kneels and extends object toward David, with left hand on hilt of sword at his waist and raising right forefinger. Beside him is soldier, wearing armor, holding pole with banner in right hand. Scene in landscape with building.
Caption between vignettes reads, UNG SERUANT VINT DIRE A LA FE(M)ME DE NABAL Q(UE) ON QUEROIT SA MORT MAIS AINSI CO(M)ME SAGE DAME EN(N)UERS DAUID FIST SOU ACCORD.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including violas and strawberries, inhabited by moth and by monkey, wearing collar, leaping over cup.
Snail in docorated initial D.
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