225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016. Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station
Book of Hours
Germany, possibly Bamberg, 1204-1219
MS M.739 fol. 22v
1) Christ: Entry into Jerusalem -- Two nimbed apostles, including tonsured Peter, follow Christ, cross-nimbed, with right hand extended. Holding reins in His left hand, He rides on ass approaching three youths, two spreading garments, and the third with axe in tree.
Scene caption, inscribed HIE ENTFAN DIE KIND(ER) VNSERN HERREN AN DE(M) PALME TAGE.
2) Christ: Last Supper -- Behind draped table laden with loaves, knife, and vessel continaing fish, Evangelist John, nimbed, as small figure, grasps the fish and reclines on breast of Christ cross-nimbed, extending with right hand sop toward mouth of Judas from which black devil flies out. Judas sits on stool in front of the table. Christ is flanked by six other nimbed apostles, five gesturing, including tonsured Peter.
Scene caption, inscribed HIE SIZZET ER MIT SINEN IUNGERN.
3) Christ: Washing of Feet -- Christ, cross-nimbed, wearing apron, stands with basin in left hand and extends right hand toward Apostle Peter, tonsured, raising hands, beside apostle with left hand raised, both nimbed, seated on bench with footstool.
Scene caption, inscribed AN DEM ANTLAZ TAGE ZER MANDAT VNDE DWET IR FUOZE.
4) Christ: in Gethsemane -- Christ, cross-nimbed, is represented three times. Once, He kneels with hands raised toward nimbed head of God emerging from cloud. Scene caption, inscribed HIE SPRICHET ER SIN GEBET ZV SINE(M) VATER.
Again, He lies prostrate with hands joined. Scene caption, inscribed VN(DE) HIE AND(ER) WEIDE.
Again, He stands with joined hands raised. Scene caption, inscribed VNDE HIE CRISTE STUNT.
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