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. 139v
Sebastian of Rome: Scene, Torture -- Sebastian of Rome, nimbed, wearing loin cloth, bound to tree, is struck with arrows shot by two men, wearing hats and holding bows. Scene in landscape setting.
Judas Maccabaeus: accused by Alcimus -- Alcimus, wearing miter, raises right forefinger toward Demetrius, crowned, seated on draped throne beneath canopy. scene in room.
Nicanor: greeting Judas Maccabaeus (?) -- Soldier, wearing armor, extends hand to grasp scepter held in right hand of Nicanor, wearing hat, with left hand extended. Scene in landscape setting.
Caption between vignettes reads, AU ROY DEMETRIUS ASSA VNG VIEIL P(RE)STRE BLASMER IUDAS POURQUOY A NICHANOR BAILLA SON SEPTRE [?] CHARGE DE SOU CAS.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including cornflowers, violas and roses, inhabited by hybrid animal, winged.
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