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. 53v
Christ: mocked -- Christ, rays as nimbus, wearing blindfold, seated on bench, with hands crossed is flanked by two men, wearing hats, one with left hand raised. At right, third man, kneeling, extends palm branch toward Christ. Scene in room with two windows, within architectural frame.
Noah: Nakedness -- Of the three sons of Moses (Shem, Japheth, and Ham), wearing hats, one drapes Noah's legs with cloth and one raises left hand and extends right forefinger toward Noah, wearing hat, reclining on ground, resting head in left hand. Scene in landscape setting with vineyard, within architectural frame.
Caption between vignettes reads, CHAM SE RIST DE NOEL SON PERE QUI DORMORT LE BAS DESCOUUERT ET LES IUIFS PAR VITU PERE BATURENT DIEU LE CHIEF COUUERT.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including thistles, inhabited by monkey and by hybrid man, wearing hood, winged.
Dog (?) head in decorated initial P.
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