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. 93v
Jeroboam: made King -- Jeroboam, wearing crown, seated on draped throne beneath canopy holds scepter in right hand and extends left forefinger toward man, wearing hat, raising right hand and extending left. Behind him are three men, one wearing hood, and raisng right forefinger. Scene in room.
Jeroboam: Golden Calves -- Two men, wearing hats, raise hammers in their right hands to strike calves held in their left hands on anvils. Scene in room with fireplace.
Caption between vignettes reads, PAR CONSEIL FIST IHEROBOA(M) DEUX VEAUX DE A RAI(M) FAIRE DE FORGER CAR IL CRAIGNOIT QUE ROBOAM NE LE VOULIST FAIRE OULTRAGER.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including daisies, columbines, violas, thistles, and cornflowers, inhabited by fly and by fox (?) in barrel holding serpent.
Bird in decorated initial D and fly in decorated initial Q.
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