225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016. Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station
Book of Hours
Belgium, Tournai, ca. 1470
MS M.316 fol. 71v
Magi: Adoration -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, holds in her arms Christ Child, cross-nimbed, nude, right hand extended toward eldest Magus, kneeling, wearing ermine mantle, and offering bucket with gold objects, his hat on ground before him. At left, youngest Magus stands with vessel in left hand and right hand raised. At right, Joseph the Carpenter stands behind Virgin Mary next to middle-aged Magus, wearing hat, with vessel in left hand and right hand raised. Star of Bethlehem, rayed, appears in sky above.
Scene beneath shed with thatched roof with gable, all within decorated frame.
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