225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016. Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station
Book of Hours
Germany, possibly Bamberg, 1204-1219
MS M.739 fol. 18v
1) Susanna: with Elders -- Susanna, name inscribed SUSANNA, is flanked by two Elders; one grasps her right arm, and the other holds her chin and grasps her left arm. Two trees.
2) Susanna: accused by Elders -- One of two Elders presents Susanna with left hand raised before judge, crowned, raising right hand, holding scepter in left hand, and sitting on cushioned bench with footstool.
Scene caption, inscribed HIE LEITEN SI SUSUNNA(M) FUR DAZ GERICHTE.
3) Daniel: judging Elders -- Daniel, with scroll in left hand and right hand raised, sits at feet of judge, crowned, seated on cushioned bench with footstool. He holds scepter in left hand and with right hand indicates two Elders, one touching Susanna raising left hand. Her right hand is grasped by man, possibly Joacim of Babylon, accompanied by three men; two gesture, and one holds staff.
Scene caption, inscribed HIE SIZZET DANIEL VOR DE(M) RICHTERE. HIE WOLTEN SI SIE FU(O)REN UZ D(ER) STAT DAZ SI SIE V(ER)DERBETEN.
4) Daniel: Punishment of Elders -- Daniel extends hands toward five men, two with stones in garments. All heave stones at two Elders; one is falling; the other lies on ground.
Scene caption, inscribed HIE STEINET MAN DIE ALTEN UNGETRUWE(N).
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