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. 22v
Christ: mocked -- Christ, rays as nimbus, transparent cloth over eyes, with hands crossed, sits on bench, flanked by two tormentors, wearing hats, one with right hand raised, the other with right hand raised and left hand lowered. Scene in room with tile floor.
Onias the High Priest: murdered -- Man, wearing hat, holds sword in right hand and transfixes Onias, wearing miter, hands raised. Scene in front of buildings.
Andronicus of Antioch: Death (II Maccabees 04:37) -- Antiochus IV, wearing crown, left hand touching his eye, faces Andronicus of Antioch, kneeling on one knee, raising right hand and holding hat in left hand.
Caption between vignettes reads, AINSY QUE ONIAS FALUA ANDROMICUS HONNESTEMENT LE TRAISTRE MATIN LE TUA DONT LE ROY PLORA TENDREMENT.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including cornflowers and strawberries, and inhabited by duck and hybrid man, wearing hat.
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