225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016. Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station
Book of Hours
England, probably Oxford, ca. 1325-1330
MS M.700 fol. 103r
Trinity: Mercy Seat -- God, pearled crossed nimbus, sits on architectural bench, supporting arms of tau-cross to which Christ, cross-nimbed, with head inclined and eyes closed, in loin cloth, is affixed with three nails. Dove of Holy Ghost ascends (?) between God and Christ.
They are flanked by four kneeling men, two with joined hands raised.
Scene against gold diapered background within initial D with ornament of foliage; spandrels decorated with diapered ornament.
Margins decorated with rectilinear foliate extensions and sprigs of foliage.
In upper margin, hybrid animal and hybrid bird.
In right margin, heraldic escutcheon of du Bois (argent, two bars and a canton gules).
In lower margin, two confronting hybrid animals, and heraldic escutcheon of du Bois (argent, two bars and a canton gules).
In left margin, heraldic escutcheon of du Bois (argent, two bars and a canton gules).
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