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. 139r
Demetrius I: Bacchides and Alcimus sent against Jews -- Soldier, wearing armor, holds torch in front of building with portal and beside soldier reclining on ground. At right is soldier, wearing armor, standing on ladder and extending sword toward group of soldiers on roof of buildings in flames.
Demetrius I: Bacchides and Alcimus sent against Jews -- Soldier, wearing armor, places man, bleeding from wounds in wellhead. At right is group of soldiers, wearing armor, some holding spears, most with only tops of heads visible. Man, bleeding from wound, reclines on ground. Scene in landscape setting.
Caption between vignettes reads, BACHIS FIST P(ER) SES GRANS EFFORS QUE EN LA CITE FURE(N)T DETRUIS APRES CE FIST ET TER LES CORPS DES OCCIS ET METTRE EN VNG PUIS.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including violas and roses, inhabited by hybrid animal, winged.
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