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. 18r
Heliodorus: sent for Temple Treasure (II Maccabees 03:23) -- Male figure, wearing armor, holds pickaxe with both hands above his head, beside Heliodorus, wearing armor, standing before door, through which he has thrust spear (?).
Heliodorus: stricken (II Maccabees 03:23) -- Winged male figure, wearing armor, with sword at his side, is mounted on horse in landscape setting.
Caption between vignettes reads, HELIODORUS SE TROUUA ON TEMPLE POUR LE VIOLER SOUDAIN VNG A(N)GEY ARMA A CHEUAL POUR LE RECULER.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including strawberries, inhabited by bird and hybrid man, with bird head, wearing hat. Scroll in left margin reads, MATER DEIM.
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