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. 122r
Elisha: Swimming Iron (II Kings 06:05) -- Man, wearing hat, extends left hand and holds stick in right from which has fallen head of ax, in water in foreground. Behind him are two men, wearing hats, holding axes over their heads. Scene amid trees in landscape setting.
Elisha: Swimming Iron (II Kings 06:06) -- Elisha, nimbed, wearing monk's habit, extends hands toward man, wearing hat, holding stick in right hand. Axe head in river in foreground. Scene amid trees in landscape setting.
Caption between vignettes reads, LES FILS DES PROPHETES COUPOIE(N)T DE BOYS L'UNG RO(N)PIT SA COIGNIEE ET DEDENS L'EAU SUS Q(UI) ESTOIENT CHEUT LA PRINIER PALLE PARNE.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including thistles, grapevines, and strawberries, inhabited by hybrid animal and moth. Scroll with pseudo-inscription in left margin.
Dog head in decorated initial D and moth in decorated initial Q.
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