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. 91r
David: Charge to Solomon -- David, wearing crown, seated in throne, extends left hand and right forefinger toward Solomon, kneeling with hands extended. Behind him are two men, one wearing miter and one wearing hat and two soldiers, wearing armor (?).
David: Burial -- Solomon, wearing crown, holding scepter in left hand and extending right hand, stands beside open sepulcher, into which two men place body of David, wearing cross-inscribed shroud. Behind the sepulcher is man with hands crossed. In back are six candles held by men. All wear hats.
Caption between vignettes reads, DAUID EN CONFERME(N)T L'OFFICE DE SALOMON IN LUY DOIMA LOY POUR GARDER BO(N)NE UISTICE ET PIUS EN DIEU SES IOURS FINA.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including thistles, cornflowers, and grapevines, inhabited by monkey playing hurdy-gurdy. Scroll with pseudo-inscription in left margin.
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