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. 127v
Mattathias: instructing Sons (I Maccabees 02:49-69) -- Of two of Mattathias's sons, wearing hats, one extends hands toward Mattathias, wearing headgear, reclining in bed. Scene in room decorated with curtain.
Mattathias: Death (I Maccabees 02:70) -- Of Mattathias's five sons, one holds hand to his face, one has joined hands raised, and two place Mattathias, in cross-inscribed shroud, in sarcophagus. Scene in room.
Caption between vignettes reads, MATHATIAS EN SO(N) TRESPAS A SES FILS ORDO(N)NA ET DIST QUE LEUR LOY NE LAISSASSENT PAS ET PUIS A PRES L'AME RENDIT.
Margins decorated with floreate border, inhabited by bird and by monkey, wearing hood and holding cup (?).
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