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. 56v
Christ: bearing Cross -- Soldier, raises stick in right hand and in left hand holds rope tied around waist of Christ, rays as nimbus, crowned with thorns, carrying tau-cross over right shoulder. Behind are group of soldiers, only tops of heads of all but one visible, six possibly holding spears. Scene within architectural frame.
Elijah: meeting Widow of Zarephath -- Elijah, wearing hat, sits with open book with pseudo-inscription in his lap. He extends his right hand toward Widow of Zarephath, veiled, with her right forefinger indicating boards she holds in her left hand. Scene in front of building, within architectural frame.
Caption between vignettes reads, LA FEMME PORTANT SEULEME(N)T DEUX BUCHETTES REPEUT HELYE LA CROIX AUSSI PAREILLEMENT DE IHU(S) CRIST NO(US) RASSASIE.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including roses and violas.
Dog (?) heads within decorated initials D and P.
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