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. 127r
Mattathias: slaying Jew (I Maccabees 02:23) -- Of two men, one holds hat in right hand and extends left hand toward Mattathias, wearing miter, standing in doorway of building and extending hands.
Mattathias: slaying Jew (I Maccabees 02:24) -- Mattathias holds sword in right hand and transfixes Jew, kneeling with hands extended, bleeding from wound. Scene in room with canopy and altar, upon which is idol, holding shield and banner (?).
Caption between vignettes reads, LES GENS DE ANTIOCH(US) SUYURRE(N)T MATHATIAS MAIS TOUTES FOYS VNG HOMME TUER IL LUY VEIRENT TRANSGRESSA(N)T LES DIGNES LOYS.
Margins decorated with floreate border, inhabited by bird and by monkey, wearing hood and holding cup (?).
Dog (?) head in decorated initial P.
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