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. 124v
Antiochus IV: Mothers slain (I Maccabees 01:64) -- Woman, nude to waist, wearing loin cloth, stands with hands bound to column. At right, of two men, wearing hats, one extends left hand and raises club in right hand. Scene in room.
Antiochus IV: Mothers slain (I Maccabees 01:64) -- Man, wearing hat, stands on ladder leaning against one of two gallows. With his right hand he touches shoulder of nude infant, with hands bound, hanging by rope from gallows. Beside him is second nude infant, hanging by rope from second gallows. On ground are two men, both wearing hats, one with left hand extended. Scene in landscape setting.
Caption between vignettes reads, TOUTES FAMMES Q(UI) CIRCUMCIRENT LEURS FILS PUYS LE CRUEL EDIT TORMENT ET MARTIRE SOUFFRIRENT LEURS ENFANS AUSSYON PE(N)DIT.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including cornflowers, roses, and violas, inhabited by moth and by hybrid man, wearing hat and collar, winged.
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