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. 22r
Jason the High Priest: wickedness (II Maccabees 04:12) -- Man, wearing miter, embraces woman, with purse (?) attached to left arm, beside another woman (only her back visible). In background, third woman embraces man, wearing miter.
Scene in room.
Jason the High Priest: wickedness (II Maccabees 04:19) -- Man, wearing hat and armor, entends right hand with bag toward another man, wearing hat, extending left hand.
Scene in landscape setting with buildings in background.
Caption between vignettes reads, LES P(RE)TRES DES FE(M)MES VSOIENT ET MARCHANDA AU DROMEUS. QUESES GENS ONIAS TUERORE(N)T AU PLAISIR DE MENELEUS.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including cornflowers and strawberries, inhabited by duck and hybrid man, wearing hat.
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