225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016. Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station
Book of Hours
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1450
MS M.421 fol. 13v
Bust of Christ, decorated cross as nimbus, wearing garment with jeweled band at neck, flanked by A(LPHA) and O(MEGA), by words PRIMUS and NOUISSIMUS and by initials P(RINCIPUM) and F(INIS).
Frame is inscribed SALVE DECVS SECVLI. SPECVLVM SANCTORVM. QVOD VIDERE CVPIVNT SPIRITVC (sic) CELORVM. NOS AB OMNI MACVLA PVRGA VICIORVM. ATQUE NOS CONSORCIO IVNGE BEATORVM. SALVE NOSTRA GLORIA ET C(ETERA). The four corners of the frame are inscribed: REX REGUM DOMINUS DOMINACIUM (from Revelation 17:14 and 19:16).
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