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. 120v
Elisha: feeding Hundred Men (II Kings 04:42) -- Man, carrying bag over his head, stands before Elisha, nimbed, wearing monk's habit, with hands extended. More bags and building in background. Scene in landscape setting.
Elisha: feeding Hundred Men (II Kings 04:39) -- Two men, wearing hats, reach into baskets. At right is group of men, wearing hats, one raising bread to his mouth. Building in background. Scene in landscape setting.
Caption between vignettes reads, A HELIZEE VINT VNG HOMME PAINS APPORTER ET DU FORMENT DONC ILS MENGERENT L'ARGEINT ET SI IN DEMENRA GRA(N)S SOMMES.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including daisies, roses, and strawberries, inhabited by bird and by fantastic animal, holding halberd in left hand and defecating into basket. Scroll with pseudo-inscription in right margin.
Dog (?) heads in decorated initials N and C.
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