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. 130v
Judas Maccabaeus: Cleansing of Sanctuary -- Man, wearing hat, holds trowel and plasters altar, upon which is retable. He stands beside trug, in which is plaster. At right is man, wearing hat, holding broom in both hands. Above is canopy.
Judas Maccabaeus: Cleansing of Sanctuary -- Of two men kneeling, one, tonsured, swings censer in right hand, and one has joined hands raised. Beyond them is altar, upon which is retable and two loaves of bread. At right is man with left hand touching one of the loaves. Scene in room with canopy and curtain.
Caption between vignettes reads, JUDAS FIST LE TE(M)PLE NETTIR ET REFAIRE TOUT NEUF L'AUTEL PUIS ENCE(N)S ET PAINS DEPTIR DEUANT LE HAULT DIEU IMMORTAL.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including violas, daisies, and strawberries, inhabited by snail and by hybrid animal, winged, wearing hood.
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