225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016. Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station

Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

« Previous Next »   Thumbnails

Italy, 1482
MS M.893 fol. 255r

See more information »

Scene, Liturgical: Obsequies -- Monk (?), with his eyes closed, and his head on cushion, lies covered with black drapery on wooden bed or bier, with two poles projecting from foot and head. Lighted candle is set on one pole at each end of bed. Behind the bed are monk; acolyte, holding aspergil; abbot, mitered, wearing cope, holding open book with both hands, and supporting crozier with left hand; and two monks holding lighted candles. In background is brick wall with arched doorway opening to distant landscape across body of water. Castle (?) is on distant shore before hills with tree and bushes.
Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament. Within border, medallion enclosing man rending jaws of animal, possibly Samson slaying lion.

(27 of 27)