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. 89v
Bathsheba: counseled by Nathan -- Nathan, wearing hat, stands before Bathsheba, wearing crown, seated on throne, with right hand extended. She is surrounded by two men, wearing hats (only tops of heads visible), two woman, wearing hats, and Solomon, raising right hand and left forefinger. Scene in room.
David: petitioned by Bathsheba -- David, wearing crown, sits on throne beneath canopy and extends right hand toward Solomon, kneeling on one knee and extending left hand. Behind him is Bathsheba, wearing hat and extending left hand. Scene in room.
Caption between vignettes reads, NATHAN PROPHETE DE LA LOY PAR BARSABEE FIST MEUER SALOMON ET PRIER AU ROY QUIL LUY PLEUST DE LA COURO(N)NER.
Margins decorated with floreate border, inhabited by snail and by monkey, holding lance, mounted on hybrid animal.
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