225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016. Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station
Book of Hours
France, Saint-Omer, between 1320 and 1329
MS M.754 fol. 53r
Six initials, S, G, S of Hymn, Spendor superni luminis, decorated with foliage, C enclosing legs, O enclosing animal, and G enclosing animal head, in Compline of Hours of the Holy Sacrament.
Margins decorated with rectilinear and curvilinear foliate stems.
Margin, left, inhabited by tonsured hybrid cleric.
Margin, lower, inhabited by hybrid rabbit with bird’s open beak, swallowing fish.
Margin, right, inhabited by monkey playing pipe and tabor, seated on head of hybrid man with joined hands raised, butterfly, and bird.
Line endings decorated.
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