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, Paris, 1485-1500
MS M.195 fol. 118r

See more information »

Pentecost -- Below canopy, Virgin Mary, nimbed, kneeling, looks toward book on prie-dieu. At right are twelve Apostles, nimbed, kneeling (?), Peter (?) with arms crossed on breast, Evangelist John with hands raised, others with joined hands, some only nimbus visible. Dove of Holy Ghost hovers amid rays above them.
Lower Margin:
Christ: Baptism -- Nude Christ, rays as cross nimbus, right hand raised in blessing, left hand covering himself, stands in stream. On left bank, angel holds garment; on right bank John Baptist, nimbed, holds basin in raised right hand.
Miniature and margin in architectural frame.

(38 of 52)