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. 52r
Christ: before Pilate and Pilate: washing Hands -- Pilate, wearing hat, sits on canopied throne and washes hands with basin and pitcher held by youth. Before Pilate stands Christ, rays as nimbus, with his hands bound. Soldiers, wearing armor, in background (only tops of heads of all but one visible). Scene in room, within architectural frame.
Jezebel: sending Messenger to Elijah -- Messanger (?), wearing hat, raising left hand and right forefinger, faces Jezabel, wearing crown, seated on throne beneath canopy, beside man, wearing hat. Scene in room, within architectural frame.
Caption between vignettes reads, L'ANIME NYA AUX TE SINONIGS L'OCTISION PAR ELLE FAUTE PILATE AUSSI LAUA SES MANIS POUR LA MORT DU DU DIGNE P(RO)PHETE.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including daisies, and thistles, inhabited by bird.
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