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. 114v
Elijah: before Ahaziah -- Ahaziah, wearing headgear, is in bed beneath canopy. At right, Elijah, nimbed, wearing monk's habit, extends left forefinger.
Ahaziah, King of Israel: Death -- Ahaziah, covered in shroud, reclines in foreground. Behind him is Joram, wearing hat, extending right hand to accept crown held by man, wearing hat, holding scepter in left hand. Scene in room.
Caption between vignettes reads, HELYE DIST AU ROY QUE DIEU VOULOIT LA MORT DE SA P(ER)SONNE CE QUI A DI((N)T ET EN SON LIEU SON FRERE IORAN PRINT COURONNE.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including roses and strawberries, inhabited by hybrid animal with snail on its back. Scroll with pseudo-inscription in left margin.
Dog (?) head in decorated initial P and snail in decorated initial O.
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