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. 144r
Margaret of Antioch: Scene, Torture -- Man, wearing hat, extends left hand and raises club in right hand to strike Margaret of Antioch, wearing loin cloth, bleeding from wounds, tied by hair to stick. Behind her is man, wearing hat. Scene in landscape setting.
Margaret of Antioch: Scene, Martyrdom -- Man, wearing hat, extends left hand and raises sword in right hand to smite Margaret of Antioch, kneeling with joined hands raised. Above in cloudy arc of heaven is half-figure of God, making gesture of blessing with right hand and holding tripartite globe in left hand. Scene in landscape setting.
Caption between vignettes reads, BENOISTE VIERGE MARGARUERITE PAR TON MARTYRE GLORIEUX TU ES DE MINI(N)BRABLE MERITE ET LASSUS TRIU(M)PHES FORNIENT.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including thistles and columbines, inhabited by snail and by hybrid animal with moth on its back.
Rose in decorated initial D.
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