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. 21v
Jason the High Priest: Bribing Antiochus IV -- In forground, Jason, wearing hat, with right forefinger raised, stands beside Antiochus, wearing crown, with left hand raised. In background, man, wearing hat, holds right hand of woman with his left hand. Scene in room with tile floor, within architectural frame.
Jason the High Priest: wickedness (II Maccabees 04:12-13) -- Woman, with right hand lowered, sits on lap of man, wearing hat, left hand raised. In background, man, wearing hat, embraces woman. Scene in room with tile floor, within architectural frame (Jason not shown).
Caption between vignettes reads, JASON DIST SIT ESTOIT GRAT P(RE)STRE QUIL P(AR) METROIT DANCES (...) TOURS AU PEUPLE DES UUF(US) CO(M)METTRE TO(US) SIGNES DE FOLLES AMOURS.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including violas, inhabited by moth and fantastic animal.
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