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. 62r
Christ: noli me tangere -- Mary Magdalene, nimbed, kneels with crossed hands raised, beside ointment jar and before Christ, rays as nimbus, wearing partially draped mantle, raising right hand in blessing and holding spade in left hand.
Scene takes place in front of tree in garden with wattle fence, with landscape in distance, within architectural frame.
Daniel: in Lions' Den -- Daniel stands at window, with joined hands raised, before Darius the Mede, wearing crown, raising left forefinger. Two lions are visible through grill below window.
Caption between vignettes reads, JOYEUX FUT LE ROY QUI EN VIE TROUUUA DANIEL EN LA FIN QUI MAGDALENE SIGNIFIE TROUUANT VIF IES(US) OU IARDIN.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including violas, thistles and cornflowers, inhabited by bird and by fantastic animal, holding serpent in both hands.
Head of bear (?), wearing collar, within decorated initial P and daisy within decorated initial C.
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