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

France, perhaps Metz, 1370-1380
MS M.88 fol. 178r

See more information »

Christ: Resurrection -- Christ, crossed nimbus, right hand blessing, left hand holding cross-staff, rises from sarcophagus on which angel sits and under which sleep three soldiers in chain mail, one with heraldic shield bearing double-headed eagle, possibly arms of Holy Roman Empire.
Scene against gold background in decorated initial L with foliate extensions.
Right margin:
Lower margin (bas-de-page):
In a burlesque version of quintain, three men look toward right at male figure with raised leg sitting on back of second male figure, while third male figure raises leg to oppose the first.

(33 of 35)