225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016. Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station
Book of Hours
Belgium, Bruges, ca. 1460
M.387 fol. 253v
Christ: among Doctors -- Of six seated men wearing hats, two hold open books, and two look up toward youthful Christ, crossed nimbus, raising right hand, seated atop steps below shelf on which are book, open book and scroll. Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, raising right hand, and Joseph the Carpenter stand in doorway in background.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament. Three scrolls inscribed ET POST TRIDUUM INUENERU[N]T EU(M) IN TEMPLO. LUC(AM) 2 (Luke 2:46); FILI QUID FECISTI NOBIS SIC PATER TUUS ET EGO DOLENTES QUEREBAM(US) TE (Luke 2:48); QUID E(ST) QUOD ME QUEREBATIS NESCIEBATIS Q(UIA) I(N) HIIS Q(UE) P(AT)RIS MEI SU(N)T OPORTET ME ESSE (Luke 2:49); TRADITUS EST ILLI LIBER YSAIE PROPHETE (Luke 4:17, variant).
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