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. 67r
Pentecost -- Dove of Holy Ghost is in clouds, rayed, from which flames descend above Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, with joined hands raised and open book with pseudo-inscription in her lap. She is surrounded by five Apostles, two seated on benches and three with joined hands raised. Tops of heads of two (?) more Apostles visible. Scene within architectural frame.
Moses: receiving Law -- Half-figure of Christ-Logos, rays as nimbus, emerges from clouds and extends tablets with pseudo-inscription to half-figure of horned Moses, emerging from hill (Mt. Sinai). Below are five men, wearing hats, one with left hand raised. Scene in landscape setting.
Caption between vignettes reads, DIEU LE PERE BAIL LE DEUX TABLES A MOYSE SUR LA MONTAINGNE QUI LE FAIT ESPRIT NO(US) ENSEIGNE VENANT AUX APOSTRES NOTABLES.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including violas and daisies, inhabited by bird and by hybrid bird.
Dog (?) heads within decorated initials Q and G.
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