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. 57r
Christ: Crucifixion, nailed to Cross -- Christ, rays as nimbus, in loin cloth, is nailed to cross by two men, wearing hats; one man drives nail through feet and another holds rope around feet. Scene in landscape setting, within architectural frame.
Tubal-cain: Artificer in Brass -- Tubal-cain and another man, possibly one of his bothers, Jubal or Jabel, stand at Anvil. One of the men, wearing hat, raises hammer with right hand and grasps metal on the anvil with his left hand; the other man, wearing hat, holds hammer in both hands. Scene in room, within architectural frame.
Caption between vignettes reads, TUBAL ET SO(N) FRERE FORGERENT PRENNEREME(N)T SUE LES METAUHE NO(US) SIGNIFIANS LES IUIFS FOUBE QUI IH(ES)U(S) CRIST EN CROIX CLOUERENT.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including strawberries, inhabited by snail and pig, wearing hood.
Bird within decorated initial U and dog (?) head within decorated initial Q.
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