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. 29v
Jesse: Tree -- Jesse, wearing hat, purse on belt around his waist, rests head on right hand and reclines on mattress. From his right side issues tree, forming branches ending in flowers, in which are twelve half-figures of kings, crowned and wearing ermine collars, including David, playing harp.
In center flower is half-figure of Virgin Mary, wearing crown, emitting rays, and holding nude Christ Child.
Salomona of Antioch: Martyrdom -- Two tormentors raise scourges in right hands to strike Salomona of Antioch, wearing loincloth, standing in front of column. Scene in room.
Salomona of Antioch: Martyrdom -- Salomona of Antioch, nude, reclines amid flames in pot in fireplace.
Caption between vignettes reads, BATUE FUT A VNE ATACHE ET PUIS EN VNE POILLE ARDENT COUCHIE NEUT POINT LE CEUR LACHE MAIS FINA AINSI Q(UE) CONSTANTE.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including daisies, roses, cornflowers, and columbines, and inhabited by hybrid animal, winged, with halberd.
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