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. 133r
Antiochus IV: Destruction of Jerusalem -- Of four men, wearing hats, one extends left hand and right forefinger. Scene in landscape setting.
Simon Thassi: Victory in Galilee -- Of group of soldiers wearing armor (most with only tops of heads visible), one (Judas Maccabaeus ?) holds spear in right hand and shield with lion inscribed upon it in right hand and has sword at waist.
Caption between vignettes reads, JUDAS DIST QU'IL FAILLOIT TUER LES FILS DE ESAU ET DE AMON AUSSI DIST SON FRERE SYMON ET A DONC SE ALLE RENT ARMER.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including thistles, violas, and strawberries, inhabited by bird and by hybrid animal with monkey, winged, on its back.
Moth in decorated initial Q.
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