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. 111v
Jezebel: sending letters -- Man, wearing hood, holds letter in right hand and sits beneath canopy beside man, wearing hat, with left forefinger raised. Before them is man with right hand raised, holding hat in left hand. In background are three men, wearing hats (two with only tops of heads visible). Scene in room.
Naboth: stoned -- Naboth, wearing loin cloth, is bound to tree, bleeding form wounds. At right are two men, wearing hats, raising clubs in their right hands. Scene amid grapevines in landscape setting.
Caption between vignettes reads, VNG MESSAGIER PORTA LES LECTRES EN UIGEMENT FUT ACCORDE ET DISPOSE ENTRE LES MAISTRES QUE NABAOTH SE ROIT LAPIDE
Margins decorated with floreate border, including daisies cornflowers, and thistles, inhabited by two birds.
Fly in decorated initial P.
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