225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016. Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station
Book of Hours
Germany, possibly Bamberg, 1204-1219
MS M.739 fol. 11v
1) Lot: deceived by Daughters -- Within building, Lot, seated, takes cup from daughter with right hand raised. Lot and daughter recline in bed under cover.
Scene caption, inscribed DO CHOM LOTH IN EINEN WALT DA WED(ER) MAN NOCH WIB WAS. DO SPRACHEN SINE TOCHTERE. WIR SULN VNSERN VAT(ER) TRUNCHEN SO SULE WIR ZU IME IN SIN BETTE GAN SO WERDE WIR T(R)AGENDE.
2) Abraham: sacrificing Isaac -- Isaac carries faggot of wood on shoulder, following Abraham, nimbed, carrying sword over left shoulder. Hand of God emerges from above, with two hands, the right indicating ram caught in bush, and the left hand holding sword held in raised right hand of Abraham, nimbed, holding hair of Isaac, with joined hands, on altar at foot of which are sticks.
Scene caption, inscribed EINE BURDEN HOLZES TREIT UF IM YSAAC. DIZ IST SIN VAT(ER) AB(R)AHA(M) VNDE GET UF DEN BERCH SYNAY SINEN SUN OPFERN.
3) Jacob and Esau: Birth -- Within building, Rebecca, wearing headdress, rests head on right hand, reclining on draped four-post bed above Jacob and Esau, both under cover on mattress, one raising hand toward Rebecca.
Scene caption, inscribed DIZ IST REBECCA YSAACHES WIB VN(DE) LIT IN CHINDELBETTE. DIZ IST YSAAC VN(DE) REBECCA.
4) Isacc: Esau bringing Venison -- Isaac extends bowl toward Rebecca, wearing headdress. Both sit behind draped table on which are vessel, knife, and loaves. Esau, with bow in quiver, carries hare over shoulder and raises right hand toward them.
Scene caption, inscribed DIZ IST ESAV VN(DE) IST VO(M) WALDE CHOM(EN) MIT EINEM HASEN. DIZ IST IACOB VN(DE) ESAV.
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