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. 100r
Hiel: Rebuilding Jericho -- Angel decends from sky, directing spear in left hand toward youth, reclining on ground, his hat beside him. He is flanked by man, wearing hat, cutting stone and Hiel, wearing hat, with hands raised. Stones and rocks scattered on ground. Unfinished wall in background.
Hiel: Rebuilding Jericho -- Hiel, wearing hat, hands raised, stands beside his son, reclining on ground. Behind them is scaffold upon whcih sits man, wearing hat. Scene takes place in front of portal decorated with columns and statue in niche.
Caption between vignettes reads, ACHAB SE VOULT GLORIFIER ET CONSTRUIRE EDIFICES FORS MAIS EN FAISA(N)T EDIFIER SES DEUX ENFANS CHEURE(N)T TO(US) MORS.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including daisies, cornflowers , and roses, inhabited by bird and by hybrid animal, with two heads.
Bird, dog (?) head, and bear (?) head in decorated initials P.
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