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. 276v
Christ: bearing Cross -- Christ, crossed nimbus, wearing crown of thorns, carries tau cross on right shoulder, holding it with both hands. One of three soldiers behind Him raises club (?) with right hand, kicking Christ with right foot. Another soldier holds spear and wears shield on left side. Fourth soldier, wearing scimitar at waist, stands before Christ, looking back at Him; at right small man grasps base of the cross. In background, Evangelist John and Holy Woman, veiled with wimple, hold swooning Virgin Mary, veiled; all are nimbed.
Scene before city gate; landscape with rocky outcrop and building in background.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament. Four scrolls inscribed FILIE IH(E)R(U)S(ALE)M NOLITE FLERE SUP(ER) ME SED SUP(ER) UOS IP(SA)S FLETE ET SUP(ER) FILIOS U(ESTROS) (Luke 23:28); NON EST SPECIES EI NEQ(UE)DECOR UERE LANGORES N(OST)ROS IPSE TULIT NOS PUTAUIM(US) EU(M) QUASI LEPROSU(M) (Isaiah 53: 2, 4); CUIUS INPERIUM SUP(ER) HUMERUM EIUS; PERCUCIA(M) PASTOREM ET DISPERGE(N)TUR OUES GREGIS (Matthew 26:31)
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