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. 107v
Elisha: Widow's Oil -- Elisha, nimbed, wearing monk's habit, extends right forefinger and left hand toward widow, veiled, extending left hand, beside her two sons, wearing hats. Behind them are three or four barrels. Scene in room with open window.
Elisha: Widow's Oil -- Widow, veiled, holds pitcher in her right hand and pours oil into one of nine barrels. Scene in room with window.
Caption between vignettes reads, VNE FEMME DIT AU PROPHETE QUE CO(N) LUY VEULT ASTER SES PUPILLES POUR DU BLER IL ADMONNESTRE QUESES BARILS ELLE E(M)PLE D'HUILLE.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including violas. thistles, and strawberries, inhabited by bird and monkey, wearing collar.
Fantastic animal, winged, in decorated initial U.
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