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. 31r
Virgin Mary: Espousal -- Joseph the Carpenter and Virgin Mary join right hands, in front of high priest, wearing miter. Behind are three figures, heads only partially visible. Scene in room with portal, within architectural frame.
Isaac: meeting Rebecca (?) -- Isaac, wearing hat, holding object in left hand, is flanked by Rebecca, wearing headdress, and woman, wearing hat, raising her right hand and left forefinger. Scene takes place in front of buildings of city, within architectural frame.
Caption between vignette reads, REBEQUE QUI FUT AMENEE A YSAAC NONS PREFIGURE LA BELLE VIERGE NETTE ET PURE LA QUELLE A JOSEPH FUT DO(N)NEE.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including roses, inhabited by snail and by moth on back of dog, wearing collar. Pseudo-inscription on scroll in left margin.
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