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. 56r
Christ: bearing Cross -- Christ, rays as nimbus, crowned with thorns, carries tau cross over left shoulder. At right is soldier, wearing armor, with right hand holding onto rope tied around Christ's waist and with left hand raising stick (?). Behind are group of soldiers, only tops of heads visible, seven possibly holding spears. Scene within architectural frame.
Abraham: sacrificing Isaac (Isaac carrying wood) -- Abraham, wearing hat, raising left forefinger, walks beside Isaac, carrying faggots on left shoulder. Scene in landscape setting, within architectural frame.
Caption between vignettes reads, YSAAC QUI PORTA LE BOYS OU MO(N)T PREST DESTE MIS EN CENTRE FIGURE JES(US) QUI LA CROYS PORTA EN QUOY ON LA LOIT PREDRE.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including roses and violas, inhabited by bird.
Moth within decorated initial Q.
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