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. 129v
Judas Maccabaeus: chosen Leader (?) -- Soldier, wearing armor, sword at his waist, holding helmet in his right hand, stands behind Judas Maccabaeus, wearing armor, sword at his waist, kneeling with joined hands raised, beside shield on ground. He looks toward cloudy arc of heaven, rayed. Scene in landscape setting with buildings on hills in distance.
Judas Maccabaeus: chosen Leader (?) -- Priest, tonsured, extending right hand, stands before group of soldiers, wearing armor, one with joined hands raised, beside helmet on ground. Most have only tops of heads visible. Scene in ladscape setting with buildings on hills in distance.
Caption between vignettes reads, JUDAS AUA(N)T QUE CHEMIN PRENDRE FIT [?] FAIRE A DIEU REQUESTES JEUNER ET ES PE(N)DRE LA CENDRE PAR HUMILITE SUR LEURS TESTES.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including strawberries, inhabited by bird and by monkey, wearing collar, holding cup attached to rope.
Moth and dog (?) head in decorated initials D.
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