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. 10r
Trinity: God, Man of Sorrows and Dove -- Dove of Holy Ghost is flanked by God, rays as nimbus, raising right hand in blessing, and Christ, rays as nimbus, as Man of Sorrows, supporting tau-cross on left shoulder. Between them are globe sumounted by cross and open book with pseudo-inscription. Figures in front of drapery, surrounded by rays. Below is female figure, possibly Virgin Mary, veiled, kneeling (?), with joined hands raised.
Esther: before Ahasuerus -- Esther, crowned, extending right hand, grasps with left hand scepter held by Ahasuerus, wearing hat, seated in throne below canopy. Scene in room with window open onto landscape setting.
Caption between vignettes reads, HESTER PAR GRA(N)T HUMILITE VAINQUIST LA FUREUR D'ASSUERE. JES(US) AUSSI EST HORS BOUTE DE FUREUR PAR SA DOULCE MERE.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including dasies, roses, and cornflowers, inhabited by snail and bird.
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