225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016. Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station
Book of Hours
Germany, possibly Bamberg, 1204-1219
MS M.739 fol. 20v
1) Christ: Presentation -- Four men, one with hands raised, stand at portal of temple. Inside, man with right hand raised appears behind Joseph the Carpenter, nimbed, holding two doves; Virgin Mary, nimbed, wearing cross-inscribed veil, extends nimbed Christ Child with His hands extended above draped altar toward Simeon, nimbed, extending his draped hands.
Scene caption, inscribed HIE BRENGET MAN UNSERN HERREN ZUM TEMPLE.
2) Christ: Miracle of Cana -- Veiled bride, Virgin Mary, nimbed, wearing cross-inscribed veil, Christ, nimbed, with right hand raised in blessing, and bridegroom with right hand raised, all sit behind draped table laden with two bowls of food, loaves, knives and covered vessel; male attendant brings covered vessel in raised right hand, holds staff in left hand, and stands beside six water jars.
Scene caption, inscribed HIE MACHETE UNSER HERRE WAZZER ZE WINE.
3) Christ: Baptism -- Nimbed dove of Holy Ghost descends from arc of heaven above Christ, nimbed, nude, standing in river Jordan, flanked by John Baptist wearing mantle of skins, with right hand raised to His head, and nimbed angel holding garment, and by two trees.
Scene caption, inscribed HIE TOVFET SENTE IOH(ANN)ES VNSERN HERREN.
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