225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016. Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station
France, perhaps Paris, ca. 1245-1250
MS M.269 fol. 177r
Within initial I:
1) Esther: before Ahasuerus -- Esther, crowned, stands next to initial, arms raised toward Ahasuerus, crowned, holding floreate scepter in right hand, seated beneath arch with crenellated top.
2) Haman: hanged -- Below, Haman, blindfolded, wearing loin cloth, his hands behind his back, hangs by his neck from rope.
Scenes against gold background within initial decorated with foliate extenders and animal head.
Beginning of Esther.
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