225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016. Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station

Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

« Previous Next »   Thumbnails

Book of Hours
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1470
MS H.7 fol. 91v

See more information »

Christ: Last Judgment -- Christ, cross-nimbed, wearing crown of thorns and partly draped mantle, sits on arc with his feet on tripartite globe, shows wounds in hands, side, and feet, raises right hand in blessing, and lowers left hand. He is flanked by two angels playing trumpets and by Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, kneeling with joined hands, and by Evangelist John, nimbed, kneeling with joined hands. Above arch of sky, heads of twelve nimbed apostles.
Below, Apostle Peter holds key in his right hand and with his left hand grasps right hand of nude man, accompanied by nude woman toward portal of building. Behind them, three nude figures rise from graves, and one, partly draped, extends arms toward angel, who grasps his hand. At right, two winged devils grasp nude figures, beside cauldron.
Scene in landscape with buildings of city in distance.
Margins decorated with floreate border inhabited by bird and hybrid man, wearing hood and holding open book.

(23 of 39)