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. 1420
MS M.1000 fol. 151v
Apostle, Paul: baptizing -- Apostle Paul, rays as nimbus, pours water from bowl over heads of three nude male figures, standing in baptismal font. A fourth nude male figure climbs into font from right. Above, dove of Holy Ghost appears amid rays of light. Scene occurs within walls of city, around which flows river. In background are various buildings of the city.
Miniature and text framed by decorative border of foliate design.
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