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. 104v
Elijah: commanding Obadiah -- Elijah, nimbed, wearing monk's habit, extends right forefinger toward Obadiah, wearing hat, mounted on horse and extending right hand. Scene in landscape setting.
Ahab: reproved by Elijah -- Ahab, wearing crown, raising right forefinger, stands beside Obadiah, wearing hat, extending hands toward Elijah, nimbed, wearing monk's habit, with hands raised. Scene in landscape setting with building with portal.
Caption between vignettes reads, VNG CO(N)NUS A VNIRES A Q(UE)RIR VERS HELYE SUS CHAMPS CHENNE(N) PUYS ACHAB VOULUT SAUS TENIR QUE P(ER) LUY VENOIT LA FAMINE.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including roses and strawberries, inhabited by hybrid animal with snail on its back. Scroll with pseudo-inscription in right margin.
Dog (?) head in decorated initial Q and strawberry in decorated initial C.
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