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. 60v
Holy Women: at Sepulcher -- Two holy women, veiled, follow holy woman, probably Mary Magdalene, partially veiled, raising left hand and extending right hand with ointment jar toward angel, seated on lid of sarcophagus, extending left hand and raising right forefinger. Behind is open door of sepulchre. Scene in landscape setting, within architectural frame
Joseph: sought by Reuben -- Reuben, wearing hat, raises right hand to his breast and touches edge of well with left hand. Scene in landscape setting, with building in background, within architectural frame.
Caption between vignettes reads, RUBEN CROYA(N)T CHOSE CERTAINE JOSEPH MORT PLORA TENDREMENT SIGNIFIA(N)T LA MAGDALAINE PLORANTE A SUYS DU MONUMENT.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including columbines, strawberries, and grapevines, inhabited by fantastic animal, emerging from flower, and hybrid animal, with fly on its back.
Dog (?) heads in initial Q and C and thistle in initial L.
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