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. 59r
Crucifixion, One Cross, with Longinus -- Christ, rays as nimbus, eyes closed, in loin cloth, is affixed with three nails to cross. His blood flows from wounds in hands, feet and side.
He is flanked by Longinus, wearing hat, standing beside soldier, piercing Christ's right side with spear, and by man, possibly Longinus of Jerusalem, wearing hat, raising left forefinger.
Scene in landscape setting.
Eve: Creation -- Adam, nude, reclines on ground, with head supported by right hand. Half-figure of Eve, nude, emerges from his side. She extends joined hands toward Christ-Logos, rays as nimbus (very difficult to discern), raising right hand in blessing. Scene in landscape setting, within architectural frame.
Caption between vignettes reads, DE ADA(M) QUI DOR MORT FUT OFTE VNG OS CO(M)ME ICY APPERT SIGNIFIANT Q(UE) LE COSTE DE IH(ES)U(S) CRIST SES ORT (?) OUUERT.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including violas and thistles, inhabited by snail and bird.
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