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. 131v
Judas Maccabaeus: Cleansing of Sanctuary -- Of five men, wearing hats, one has left hand raised, one has joined hands raised, and three have only tops of heads visible. They stand facing Judas Maccabaeus, wearing hat and ermine-lined mantel, with hands extended. Scene in room with two windows and niche.
Judas Maccabaeus: Cleansing of Sanctuary -- Two men, wearing hats, are behind man with hat held in right and with left hand extended. He stands beside Judas Maccabaeus, wearing hat and ermine-lined mantel, with left hand extended toward open portal in ruined building.
Caption between vignettes reads, POUR ABSERUER LA DEDICACE JUDAS MONSTRA PLUSIEURS FACO(N)S ET PO(UR) REDIFFIER LA PLACE EN APRES P(ER) LA AUX MASSONS
Margins decorated with floreate border, including cornflowers, grapevines, and strawberries, inhabited by dragonfly and by hybrid animal, with monkey on its back.
Head of fantastic animal in decorated initial L.
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