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. 142v
Catherine of Alexandria: Scene, Martyrdom -- Man, wearing hat, raises sword with both hands to strike Catherine of Alexandria, kneeling with joined hands raised, beside broken wheel. Scene in landscape setting.
Maccabees: Embassy I to Rome -- Man, stands with left hand raised and right forefinger extended toward man with hands extended. Both wear hats. In background are three men, wearing hats. Scene in room.
Maccabees: Embassy I to Rome -- Man, wearing crown and ermine-lined mantle, sits with right forefinger raised and left hand extended to accept letter held by man, holding hat in left hand. In background are two men, wearing hats. Scene in room.
Caption between vignettes reads, JUDAS AU PEUPLE CONSEILLA ALLER TAUTER PAIX AUX ROMAINS A COMME LE HERAULT ALLA PORTANT LECTURES ENTRE SES MAINS.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including columbines and violas, inhabited by fly and by hybrid animal, winged.
Fly in decorated initial D.
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