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. 1515
MS M.286 fol. 41r
Christ: Presentation -- Beneath canopy, Simeon, nimbed, wearing miter, standing behind draped, circular altar holds nude Christ Child, nimbed. Both look toward Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, looking toward them with draped hands extended, kneeling beside altar. In background are tonsured man, woman wearing headdress, and Joseph the Carpenter holding basket in which are birds (?). All figures wear garments in grisaille.
Scene in room with wooden ceiling and tile floor.
Miniature enclosed in architectural frame decorated foliate ornament with bust of crowned woman in medallion at top, and two putti grasping cord hanging from right side of frame.
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