225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016. Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station

Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

« Previous Next »   Thumbnails

Book of Hours
France, ca. 1420
MS M.960 fol. 34r

See more information »

Virgin Mary: Visitation -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, holds with her right hand, left hand of Elizabeth, nimbed and veiled with wimple, her right arm around waist of Mary. One angel, nimbed, stands behind Mary, right hand on hip of Mary; head of second angel appears between Mary and Elizabeth.
Exterior scene with fantastic rocky outcrops and trees.
In initial D, face or mask amid floreate vine.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament including red and white roses and inhabited by birds, including pheasant, and butterflies. In lower margin, scroll inscribed with motto POUR SON UOULOIR. Fragments of the motto repeated throughout decoration of border.

(2 of 9)