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. 67v
Pentecost -- From dove of Holy Ghost, rayed, flames descend toward Virgin Mary, veiled, with joined hands raised and open book with pseudo-inscription in her lap. She is surrouned by five Apostles, one seated on bench and three with joined hands raised. Scene within architectural frame.
Elijah: Offering consumed -- Ox, in flames, sits upon altar on hilltop. Below, man, wearing hat, raises right hand. Another man, probably Elijah, raises left hand. Scene in landscape setting.
Caption between vignettes reads, LE FEU DU CIEL QUI CO(N)SU(M)MA TOST DE HELYE L'OBLATION FIGURE L'INSPIRATION QUI LES APPOSTRES EN FLAMINA.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including violas and daisies, inhabited by bird and by hybrid bird.
Bird within decorated initial B and dog (?) heads within decorated initials C and G.
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