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. 93r
Rehoboam: proclaimed King (?) -- Rehoboam, extends hands toward altar upon which are crown and scepter. Behind him are soldiers, wearing armor and holding spears, one of which raises his right forefinger and grasps Rehoboam's arm with his left hand. Scene in room with canopy.
Rehoboam: forsaking Wise Counsel (?) -- Male figure, wearing loin cloth, stands with hands bound to column, surrounded by three torturers raising rods to strick him. Scene in room.
Caption between vignettes reads, LORS QUE ROBOAM SUCCEDA A SALOMO(N) POUR LES TRIBUS LE PEUPLE A DURA LAPIDA DISANT QUE CEST VNG ABUS.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including daisies, columbines, violas, thistles, and cornflowers, inhabited by fly and by monkey, wearing collar, holding serpent in in barrel.
Snail and dog (?) head in decorated initials D.
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