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. 115v
Elijah: requesting Elisha to tarry (?) -- Elisha, with right hand raised, walks behind Elijah. Both are nimbed and wear monk's habits. In background are three men, wearing hats, one with left forefinger raised and one with left hand raised. Scene in landscape setting.
Elijah: Ascension -- In sky, angel is behind Elisha, nimbed, wearing monk's habit, standing in horse-drawn chariot, holding mantle toward Elisha, nimbed, wearing monk's habit, kneeling on ground with joined hands raised. Scene in landscape setting.
Caption between vignettes reads, HELYE ET HELISEE PASSERENT LA RUNERE CHACUN LES VIT A DONC LES A(N)GES ARINERENT OU CHAR ARDA(N)T DIEU L'EFRANT.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including violas and daisies, inhabited by bird and by monkey, wearing boots, raising scimitar with both hands, beside second monkey, seated on pot, with hands extended.
Dog (?) head in decorated initial C.
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