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. 124r
Antiochus IV: Mothers slain (I Maccabees 01:63) -- Woman, wearing veil, holds knife in right hand to circumcise nude infant, reclining on altar. Behind them is woman, wearing headdress, holding swaddled infant. In background, man, wearing hat, stands in portal, and second man, wearing hat, stands behind wall. In distance is landscape.
Antiochus IV: Mothers slain (I Maccabees 01:63) -- Antiochus, wearing crown, seated in draped throne, beneath canopy, extends right forefinger toward two men, one holding hat in left hand and raising right forefinger. Scene in room with window open onto landscape setting.
Caption between vignettes reads, LA LOY DA ANTHIOC(US) GARDERENT AUCUNS MANNICUS ISRAELITES MAIS LES FEMMES Q(UI) TRA(N)SGRESSERENT POUR LEURS ENFA(N) FURENT DESTRUITES.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including cornflowers, roses, and violas, inhabited by moth and by hybrid man, wearing hat and collar, winged.
Bear, wearing collar, in decorated initial Q.
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