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. 116v
Elisha: Shunammite Woman promised Son -- Shunammite woman, wearing hat, kneels, with left hand raised and grasps with her right hand the right hand of Elisha, nimbed, wearing monk's habit. Scene in front of buildings in landscape setting.
Elisha: Birth of Shunammite Woman's Son -- Shunammite woman, wearing veil, reclines in bed, with joined hands raised. At right, woman, wearing hat, holds swaddled infant.
Caption between vignettes reads, DEUANT HELISEE A GENOUX CHEUT LA FE(M)ME EN LE SUPLIANT AU VENTRE LA TOUCHA TOUT DOULX DE LA MAIN ET EUT VNG ENFA(N)T.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including daisies, inhabited by bird and by hybrid animal, wearing collar, with monkey on its back.
Dog (?) head in decorated initial Q; moth in decorated initial C; and viola in second decorated initial Q.
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