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. 1500
MS H.5 fol. 20v
Onias the High Priest: Visit to Seleucus IV (II Maccabees 04:03) -- Man, wearing hat, with left hand touching his breast, and right hand lowered, bleeding from wound, stands beside man, wearing hat, raising left hand and holding sword in right hand. Figures in front of buildings (Onias not shown).
Jason the High Priest: Bribing Antiochus IV -- Jason, holding hat in left hand, grasps with his right hand the right hand of Antiochus IV, wearing crown, seated in draped throne beneath canopy. Figures in room with tile floor.
Caption between vignettes reads, EN LA CITE SENTRE TUERENT PUIS IASON VERS LA ROY ALLA DE SACERDOTAL APPOINTERENT P(AR)CE QUIL PROMIST (...) BAILLA.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including cornflowers and roses, inhabited by snail and hybrid man, wearing pointed hood with asses ears and holding bauble (fool).
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