225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016. Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station

Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

« Previous Next »   Thumbnails

Book of Hours
France, Brittany, ca. 1465
MS M.84 fol. 123r

See more information »

Scene, Liturgical: Obsequies -- Three hooded mourners stand beside coffin, draped in cross-inscribed pall, surrounded by four lighted candles on candlesticks. To right stand three tonsured priests, wearing vestments, including one holding processional cross, one holding open book with pseudo-inscription, and one holding aspergil in left hand. Beside him stands acolyte with situla. Scene in interior of church (?), with groin-vaulted ceiling and leaded-glass windows.
Margins with ivy-rinceaux and floreate ornament, inhabited by rabbit in geometric design, and with two vases of flowers.

(30 of 31)