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. 31v
Virgin Mary: Espousal -- Joseph the Carpenter, left hand on walking stick, joins his right hand with right hand of Virgin Mary, in front of high priest, wearing miter and raising right forefinger. Behind are two men, wearing hats, and one woman, wearing veil. Scene in room with portal, within architectural frame.
Sara: Raphael sent to -- Sara, wearing headdress, left arm extended, faces angel (Raphael), with right hand extended and left forefinger raised. Behind Sara are three or four men, wearing hats, only tops of heads of all but one visible. Scene in landscape setting, within architectural frame.
Caption between vignette reads, PAR SARRA QUI SEPT MARIS EUT NO(US) EST FIGUREE EN CE LIEU LA BENOISTE MERE DE DIEU QUI LABORE DE L'AGE RECENT.
Strawberry within decorated initial O.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including roses, inhabited by snail and by moth on back of bear. Pseudo-inscription on scroll in left margin.
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