225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016. Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station
Book of Hours
Germany, possibly Bamberg, 1204-1219
MS M.739 fol. 22r
1) Christ: meeting Samaritan Woman -- Samaritan woman stands with scroll in left hand and extends right hand toward Christ, cross-nimbed, with right hand raised and scroll in left hand, seated beside well and bucket. Two men, one with right hand extended and the other with left hand raised, approach them from city gate.
Scene caption, inscribed DIZ IST DA UNSER HERRE BI DEM BRUNNEN VN(DE) CHOM DIZ WIB ZU IM NACH WAZERE. VN(DE) SP(RA)H ER HEIZ DINEN MAN ZU MIR CHVMEN.
2) Christ: Miracle of raising Lazarus -- Christ, cross-nimbed, with roll in left hand, raises right hand toward Lazarus, shrouded, rising from sarcophagus with lid on side, before Mary and Martha, both of Bethany, veiled, one with hands raised.
Scene caption, inscribed HIE HEIZET ER LAZARUM UF STEN VON TODE.
3) Christ: Sermon on Mount -- Christ, cross-nimbed, with right hand raised and scroll in left hand, sits on mount, flanked by two groups of four men.
Scene caption, inscribed HIE SIZZET ER UF DE(M) BERGE VNDE PREDIGOT DEM VOLCHE.
4) Christ: Purging of Temple -- Christ, cross-nimbed, raises club in right hand and places left hand on right shoulder of man, with broad hat on back, beside second man, both extending hands toward open portals of temple; broken furniture. To right, Christ, cross-nimbed, with book in right hand, confronts bearded Jew, wearing pointed hat, with scroll in right hand and left hand raised toward Him.
Scene caption, inscribed HIE DRIVET ER UZ DE(M) TEMPLO DIE LIVTE. HIC FRAGET IN EIN IVDE WARUMBE ER DIE LIVTE SLA VN(DE) UZ DEM TEMPLO V(ER)T(RI)BE.
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