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. 62v
Christ: noli me tangere -- Christ, rays as nimbus, wearing partially draped mantle, raising left hand and holding spade in right hand, stands before Mary Magdalene, nimbed, kneeling with joined hands raised, beside ointment jar.
Scene takes place in front of tree, in garden with wattle fence, with landscape in distance, within architectural frame.
Song of Solomon: Illustration (Song of Solomon 03:04: the Daughter of Zion discovers her spouse) -- Spouse, wearing hat, extends right forefinger toward Daughter of Zion, wearing hat, raising hands. Scene in landscape setting, within architectural frame.
Caption between vignettes reads, LE SPOUX SON ESPOUSE TROUUANT MENA LIESSE MERUEILLEUSE MAGDALENE AUSSI FUT IOYEUSE QUANT ELLE REIT JES(US) VIUANT.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including violas, thistles and cornflowers, inhabited by bird and by fantastic animal, holding serpent in both hands.
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