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. 86v
Amnon: defiling Tamar (II Samuel 03:11) -- Amnon, nude, wearing headgear, sits up in bed beneath canopy and extends hands to grasp left hand of Tamar, wearing headdress, holding plate with food in right hand. Scene in room.
Amnon: defiling Tamar (II Samuel 03:15) -- Tamar, wearing headdress, kneels with right hand extended toward Amnon, wearing hat, standing with right hand raised. Scene in front of bed, upon which is pillow, in room decorated with curtain.
Caption between vignettes reads, QUANT THAMAR VI(N)T DEUA(N)T AMO(N) COUCHER LA VOULUT PRES DE SOY ELLE LA SUPPLIA QUE NOM FORS PAR LESTA TU LA LOY.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including thistles and daisies, inhabited by bird and by hybrid animal.
Fly within decorated initial O and strawberry within decorated initial D.
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