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. 102v
Elijah: meeting Widow of Zarephath (I Kings 17:15) -- Elijah, nimbed, wearing monk's habit, kneels with joined hands raised, in corner of room in which is Widow of Zarephath, veiled. She has hands on table, in front of fireplace.
Elijah: Widow lamenting Son's Death (I Kings 17:17) -- Elijah, nimbed, wearing monk's habit, with hands raised, addresses Widow of Zarephath, veiled, hands crossed over her breast. Son reclines on ground. Scene in room.
Caption between vignettes reads, LA FEMME EN PETRISSANT SON PAI(N) PRES DE HELYE SEMARRIST FORT DESANT Q(UE) P(ER) LUY POUR CERTAIN SON PETIT ENFA(N)T ESTOIT MORT.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including daisies, inhabited by bird standing on frog. Scroll with pseudo-inscription in right margin.
Moth in decorated initial D and dog head in decorated initial O.
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