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. 28v
Maccabees Seven: Martyrdom (II Maccabees 07:07: Martyrdom of second of Maccabees Seven) -- One of Maccabees Seven, nude, with pot on his head, in front of bench, stands flanked by two tormenters, wearing hats and holding arms of the pot with pincers. Scene in front of buildings.
Maccabees Seven: Martyrdom (II Maccabees 07:07: Martyrdom of second of Maccabees Seven) -- One of Maccabees Seven, nude, reclines amid flames in pot in fireplace. At right stands man, wearing hat and raising right (?) hand.
Caption between vignettes reads, SUS LE CHIEF VNG POT ARDENT EUT ASSIS PUYS EN VNE POUEILLE ARDENTE COUCHIE SOUSPREANT ET SES IOURS FINA DEDENS ELLE.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including daisies, thistles, and cornflowers, and inhabited by moth and by hybrid animal, winged.
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