225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016. Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station
Book of Hours
France, Rouen, ca. 1500-1510
MS M.170 fol. 69v
Christ: Piet³l -- Body of Christ, crossed nimbus, rests on lap of Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, wimpled, her hands crossed on her breast. They are flanked by Evangelist John, supporting head of Christ, and three Holy Women, veiled, with joined hands. All are nimbed. Behind them are three tau crosses; the center cross bears titulus INRI and two ladders lean on cross arm. At right in foreground is female donor, wearing black headdress, kneeling with joined hands.
Scene in landscape with hills, trees and city (?) in distance.
Foliate initial S with floreate decoration. Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament and inhabited by two birds, one possibly pheasant.
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