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. 110r
Elijah: communicating with God -- Half-figure of God, within cloudy arc of heaven, rayed, raises right hand in blessing and holds cross-surmounted globe in left hand. He is flanked by two angels, as half-figures, playing trumpets. Below is Elijah, nimbed, wearing monk's habit, raising cloth of his mantle over his face with his right hand. Scene in landscape setting.
Elijah: casting Mantle on Elisha -- Elijah, nimbed, wearing monk's habit, places his mantle on back of Elisha, wearing hat, and holding scythe. Scene in landscape setting.
Caption between vignettes reads, A LUY PER LA DIEU DE LA NUE ET DIST QUE(N)DA MASQ(UE) IL IROIT CE QU'IL FIST ET A CHARNE VIT VNG HOM(M)E QUI LA BOUROIT
Margins decorated with floreate border, including roses, daisies, and cornflowers, inhabited by hybrid animal.
Dog (?) head and fly in decorated initials D.
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