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. 100v
Elijah: prophesying to Ahab -- Ahab, left hand raised and right hand extended, stands before Elijah, nimbed, wearing monk's habit, with right hand raised. Scene in landscape setting with building.
Elijah: fleeing from Ahab -- Group of soldiers, wearing armor and holding spears, are in landscape in which Elijah, nimbed, wearing monk's habit, with right hand raised, flees.
Caption between vignettes reads, ACHAB DIST LE BON HELYE QU'IL AUOIT FAIT DIEU ARGUER ET LUY REMONSTRE SA FOLLIE DONT IL LE VOULT FAIRE TUER.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including daisies, cornflowers, and roses, inhabited by bird and by hybrid animal, with two heads.
Dog (?) head in decorated initial U.
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