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. 126r
Antiochus IV: Burning of Books of Law (I Maccabees 01:59) -- Man, wearing hat, holds sword in right hand and book in left hand, beside man, wearing hat, extending his right hand, holding book, toward fire. Scene takes place in front of buildings.
Mattathias: lamenting Jewish Massacre (I Maccabees 02:14) (?) -- Of two men, possibly sons of Mattathias, both wearing hats, one holds garment in both hands to rend it. The other man, raises right hand to his face. Scene in landscape setting.
Caption between vignettes reads, LES LUIRES DE LA LOY BRILLOIENT ET LES DIUINS CO(M)MANDEMERNS P(ER) QUOY LES HEBRIUX DESROMPOIENT EN GEMISSANT LEURS VESTMENS.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including grapevines, inhabited by bird and by hybrid bird.
Three dog (?) heads in decorated initials D.
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