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. 92v
Solomon: Strange Women -- Solomon sits on draped throne beneath canopy surrounded by three woman, wearing hats. One of the women combs his hair, another embraces him, and third extends her left hand.
Of two prophets, both wearing hats, one raises right forefinger and the other raises right hand and with his left hand touches bag at his waist.
Caption between vignettes reads, ABUSE FUT P(ER) CONCUBINES SALOMON EN SA SEIGNEURIE DONC LES PROPHETES MO(N)STRE(N)T SIGNES QUE LA CHOSE A DIEU NE PLAIST NUE.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including daisies, columbines, and violas, inhabited by bird and by hybrid animal, winged.
Dog (?) heads in decorated initials C and D.
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