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. 66v
Christ: Ascension -- Only feet of Christ are visible in cloud above Virgin Mary, veiled, and Apostle Peter, both kneeling with joined hands raised. Heads of three Apostles are visible behind Virgin Mary and one is visible behind Peter. Scene in landscape setting, within architectural frame.
Enoch, Son of Jared: Translation -- Half-figure of Christ-Logos, rays as nimbus, is in sky above Enoch, kneeling on one knee (?), with hands raised. Scene in landscape setting with building, within architectural frame.
Caption between vignettes reads, PAR ENOCH QUI FUR TRANSLATE DE DIEU EN PARADIS TERRESTRE IL NO(US) EST DONNE A CO(N)GNOISTRE IES(US) AUX CIEULX ESTRE MONTE.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including strawberries, inhabited by bird and by monkey, wearing hood, seated on stump (?) and holding a stick in a bucket.
Dog head within decorated initial V.
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