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. 9v
Isaiah: Vision (?) -- Dove of Holy Ghost, emanating rays, and lily, are above Isaiah, wearing hat, indicating the lily with left hand and extending right hand toward two men, wearing hats, one with crossed arms. Scene in landscape setting, within architectural frame.
Virgin Mary and Christ Child -- Virgin Mary, nimbed and crowned, emanating rays, holds nude Christ Child, right hand extended, in cloud-edged arc of heaven, rayed. Below is half-figure of man, with joined hands raised.
Caption between vignettes reads, LA VIERGE SE DIT YSAYE FLEUR CO(N)CEUT SA(N)S GERME DE GRAIN AINSI Q(UE) IESUS DE MARIE FUT CO(N)CEU SANS LE FAIT HUMAIN.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including grapevines and roses, inhabited by bird and hybrid man, wearing hat. Scroll with pseudo-inscription in right margin.
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