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. 103v
Obadiah, Officer: feeding Prophets -- Of two prophets, both kneeling with joined hands raised, one is flanked by two men, wearing hats, raising swords in their right hands. At left is Ahab, wearing crown, extending right hand and left forefinger. Behind is group of figures, only tops of heads and spears visible.
Obadiah, Officer: feeding Prophets (?) -- Jezebel, wearing crown, extends hands toward six kneeling men, one raising left hand, another with joined hands raised, and three with only tops of their heads visible. Scene in room.
Caption between vignettes reads, ACHAB VOULT FAIRE METRE A MORT LES PROPHETES DISAT P(ER) EULX LA FAMINE REGNER SI FORT MAIS LE ROYNE EUT PITIE DI CEULX.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including daisies and violas, inhabited by hybrid man, wearing hood.
Dog head in decorated initial Q and fantastic animal, winged, in decorated initial L.
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