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. 113v
Ahaziah, King of Israel: Messengers reporting -- Man, holding hat in right hand and raising left hand, stands before Ahaziah, wearing hat, extending right hand. In background is group of soldiers, wearing armor and carrying spears (all but one with only tops of heads visible). Scene in front of building.
Elijah: commanded to come down -- Group of soldiers, wearing armor and carrying spears (all but one with only tops of heads visible), stand behind man, wearing hat, extending right hand and raising left hand. At right is Elijah, nimbed, wearing monk's habit, raising right forefinger. Scene in landscape setting.
Caption between vignettes reads, POURTANT Q(UE) HELYE DIT AUOIT QUE OCCOSIAS DE UOIT MOURIR ORDONNA QUE SE ON TROUUORT VERS LUY ON LE FIST REUENIR.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including daisies, violas, and strawberries, inhabited by bird and by hybrid animal, wearing hood.
Dog head in decorated initial P and head of fantastic animal in decorated initial N.
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