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. 91v
Solomon: bringing Daughter of Pharaoh to his House -- Solomon and Daughter of Pharaoh, both wearing crowns, clasp right hands (espousal). Behind them is priest, wearing miter and raising right hand in blessing, surrounded by three men and two women, all wearing hats. Scene takes place in front of arch of portal.
Rehoboam: Birth (?) -- Daughter of Pharaoh, wearing headdress, reclines in bed beneath canopy. In foreground, woman, wearing hat, holds nude infant Rehoboam (?) in basin, beside second woman, wearing hat, with right hand extended. In background are two men, wearing hats, with hands raised.
Caption between vignettes reads, LA ROYNE D'EGIPTO (?) POIU FEMME PRIANT SALOMO(N) ET ENFANTA AMAINS QUE LA(M) LA BONNE DAME DONC TOUT LE PEUPLE SE SPOU(N)ATA.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including thistles, cornflowers, and grapevines, inhabited by monkey playing hurdy-gurdy. Scroll with pseudo-inscription in right margin.
Head of fantastic animal, fly, and flowers in three separate decorated initials Q.
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