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. 109r
Elijah: communicating with God -- Half-figure of God, nimbed, emerges from cloudy arc of heaven, rayed. He makes gesture of blessing with right hand and in left hand holds cross-surmounted globe. Below, Elijah, nimbed, wearing monk's habit, kneels with joined hands raised. Scene in landscape setting.
Elijah: comforted by Angel -- Angel, holding bread in right hand, extends left hand toward Elijah, nimbed, wearing monk's habit, reclining on ground with head resting in left hand. Scene in landscape setting.
Caption between vignettes reads, EN REQUERANT DIEU DE MOURIR LE BON HELYE SE(N) DORMIT MAIS VNG PAI(N) BIS PO(UR) LE NOURIR L'ANGE SOUBLS LA TESTE LUI NUST.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including violas, roses, and cornflowers, inhabited by hybrid man, wearing hat, holding serpent with both hands.
Dog (?) head in decorated initial C and fly in decorated initial D.
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