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. 112v
Ahab: Death -- Ahab, wearing crown and armor, mounted on horseback, holds lance in his right hand and is pierced with arrow (?) in breast, bleeding from wound. Behind him is group of soldiers, wearing armor, some with shields, one holding banner. Scene amid grapevines in landscape setting.
Ahab: Death -- Ahab, wearing hat, bleeding from wound in breast, falls to ground and is supported by woman, wearing headdress, beside woman (?) wearing hat, with joined hands raised. In foreground is dog amid blood. Scene amid grapevines; building in background.
Caption between vignettes reads, EN VNG ASSAULT FRAPE OU FOYE FUT ACHAB AT TUE TOUT FRANC DU QUEL CHIENS P(ER) MY LA VOYE DE LA VIGNE BURENT LE SANG.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including violas, cornflowers, and roses, inhabited by moth and by hybrid animal.
Daisies in decorated initial M.
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