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. 137r
Apostle James Major, nimbed, wearing hat and bag over shoulder, stands in landscape setting, with right hand extended and holding staff in left hand.
Antiochus V: Treaty with Jews -- Antiochus V, wearing crown, sits in draped throne beneath canopy, with scepter (?) in right hand and with left hand raised. At right is man, with hat in left hand and right forefinger raised. Scene in room.
Antiochus V: Treaty with Jews -- Antiochus V, wearing crown,stands amid soldiers, wearing armor, one with shield in left hand, some holding spears, most with only tops of heads visible.
Caption between vignettes reads, A EUPATOR LE PEUPLE ALLA SE PLAINDRE DES FAIS DE IUDAS TELLEMENT Q(UE) ABA HISBAILLA PUISSANCE POUR LE METTRE BAS.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including violas and grapevines, inhabited by bird and hybrid animal with snail on its back. Scroll with pseudo-inscription in left margin.
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