225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016. Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station
Book of Hours
France, Tours, ca. 1500
M.510 fol. 46v
Christ: Nativity -- Joseph the carpenter, nimbed, with joined hands raised, beside ox, looks toward nude Christ Child, nimbed, cross-nimbed, reclining on cloth. At left, Virgin Mary, nimbed, extends right hand and holds edge of the cloth in her left hand. Behind her is ass.
In background are two figures, wearing hoods, and shed.
Architectural frame is inscribed at bottom with NATIVITAS DOMINI.
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