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. 131r
Judas Maccabaeus: Cleansing of Sanctuary -- Man, wearing hat, stands with hands raised before draped altar, upon which is painting with figure. Scene in room with canopy and curtain.
Judas Maccabaeus: Cleansing of Sanctuary -- Four men, one with right hand raised, two with only tops of heads visible, kneel behind man, kneeling, swinging censer in right hand before draped altar upon which is painting with figure holding banner (?). Scene in room with canopy.
Caption between vignettes reads, LES PRESTRES DE LA LOY PARERENT LEURS AUTELS HONORABLEMENT APRES LE PEUPLE ORDONNERENT A PRIER DIEU DE NOTEMENT.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including cornflowers, grapevines, and strawberries, inhabited by dragonfly and by hybrid animal, with monkey on his back.
Dog (?) head in decorated initial Q.
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