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. 300v
Christ: Last Supper -- Christ, crossed nimbus, sitting before cloth of honor, raises right hand in blessing, John, nimbed, head resting on His breast. Christ extends His left hand, holding sop, across round table, toward Judas, standing opposite, head raised, devil entering his mouth. Of the ten (?) apostles, nimbed, sitting around the table, one raises cup to mouth; one rests both hands on table; two place right hand on breast, left hand on table; one raising both hands. Some sit on benches, one sits on stool. On table are plates with food, two cups, one chalice.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament inhabited by bird. Four scrolls inscribed HOC EST CORPUS MEUM QUOD PRO UOBIS DATUR (Luke 22:19); DOGMA DATUR CHRI(STI)ANIS Q(UO) IN CARNE(M) TRANSIT PANIS ET UINUM I(N) SANGUINE(M); HIC EST SANGUIS MEUS NOUI TESTAMENTI Q(UI) PRO MULTIS EFFUNDET(UR). MA(RCUS) 14 (?); ECCE PANIS ANGELO(RUM) FACTUS CIBUS UIATORUM.
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