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. 63v
Christ: appearing to Apostles -- Christ, rays as nimbus, wearing partially draped mantle, raising hands, stands before nine (?) apostles (three of which have only tops of heads visible). One sits with joined hands raised and another raises left hand. Scene in room with open portal.
Christ: Parable, Prodigal Son -- Man, wearing hat, extends hands toward youth, kneeling with joined hands raised. Scene in landscape setting, within architectural frame.
Caption between vignettes reads, LE PERE SO(N) FILS ACOLLA NON OBSTANT P(AR) (?) D'IGALITE JESU(S) CRIST AUSSI CONSOLLA SES APOSTRES PAR CHARITE.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including thistles, grapevines, and strawberries, inhabited by fly and grasshopper.
Viola in decorated initial V.
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