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. 136r
Evangelist John, holding goblet from which emerges snake and raising right hand in blessing, stands in landscape with building.
Maccabees: Battle against Antiochus V -- Antiochus V, wearing crown, sits in draped throne beneath canopy and extends left hand toward man, wearing hat, with right hand extended, beside two soldiers, wearing armor and holding spears.
Maccabees: Battle against Antiochus V -- Half-figure of man, wearing hat, stands on top of building looking toward elephant, on ground. Scene in klandscape setting.
Caption between vignettes reads, POUR TROUBLER LES ISRAELITES ET CAPITAINES TRIUMPHANS EUPATOR MIST SES EXE(N)CITES SUS CHAMPS A UECQ(UE) ELEPHANS.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including thistles and strawberries, inhabited by fly and by half-figure of hybrid animal, emerging from flower.
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