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. 61r
Christ: Resurrection -- Of two soldiers, wearing armor, seated on ground in front of open sepulcher, one holds spear and raises right hand. Before them stands Christ, rays as nimbus, wearing partly draped mantle, holding cross staff in left hand and raising right hand in blessing. Scene in landscape setting, within architectural frame
Samson: carrying Gates of Gaza -- Samson carries doors with metal decoration on left shoulder and under right arm. Scene in landscape setting, within architectural frame.
Caption between vignettes reads, SANSON LES PORTES EMPORTA ET ROMPIT LES BARRES DE FER AMYNIUT EN CESTE FORTE A LE FILS DE DIEU ROMPU ENFER.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including violas, inhabited by bird and by fantastic animal, wearing collar.
Dog within decorated initial L and Dog (?) head within decorated initial D.
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