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. 123v
Antiochus IV: commanding Sacrifices (I Maccabees 01:46) -- Of two kneeling men, one holds hat in left and extends book to Antiochus, crowned, standing with right forefinger lowered. Scene in room.
Antiochus IV: commanding Sacrifices (I Maccabees 01:46) -- Man stands holding open book with pseudo-inscription. At right is second man, with left hand extended. In background is group of men, some with only tops of heads visible. All but one of the figures wear hats. Scene in front of building.
Caption between vignettes reads, PORTER LIURES EN CHACUN LIEU FIST ANTIOCHUS LE FAULX ROY POUR DESTUIRE LA FOY DE DIEU ET METTRE TOUT EN FAULCE LOY.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including cornflowers, inhabited by fly and by hybrid animal, winged.
Fly in decorated initial P.
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