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. 65v
Christ: Supper at Emmaus -- Christ, rays as nimbus, is behind table, holding bowl with wine in his right hand. He is surrounded by six (?) Apostles, two with hands raised. In front of the table are two more Apostles, one with right hand raised and the other holding sack (?) in his left hand. Scene in room, within architectural frame.
Abraham: blessed by Melchisedek -- Melchisedek, wearing hat, extends loaf of bread in right hand and pitcher in left hand toward Abraham, wearing armor, holding halberd in right hand and extending left hand to recieve gifts. Behind him are group of soldiers (only tops of heads of all but one visible). Scene in front of building, within architectural frame.
Caption between vignettes reads, MELCHISEDETH Q(UI) PAIN (ET) VIN A ABRAHA(M) DONNE ET PRESENTE LE BENOIST IESUS REPRESENTE QUI NO(US) IESUS REPRESENTE QUI NO(US) DONNE SON CORPS DIUIN.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including violas, roses, daisies, and strawberries, inhabited by moth and by snail on back of hybrid animal.
Fly within decorated initial G.
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