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. 34r
Christ: Presentation -- Prophetess Anna, wearing hat and veil, and Joseph the Carpenter, holding candle in left hand, stand behind Virgin Mary, nimbed, extending hands toward Christ Child, nude, rays as nimbus, held over altar in draped hands of Simeon, wearing miter. Scene in room decorated with curtain, within architectural frame.
Moses: Law, Purification of Women -- Priest, wearing hat, extends hands over altar toward woman, wearing hat and veil, holding nude infant. Behind her are man, wearing hat, and woman, wearing veil. Scene in room decorated with curtain, within architectural frame.
Caption between vignette reads, PAR LES FE(M)MES OFFRA(N)S AU TE(M)PLE SELON LA LOY D'ANTIQUITE DE IESU NO(US) AU O(N) EXEMPLE QUI A SYMEON FUR PORTE.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including cornflowers, roses, and strawberries, inhabited by hybrid man, wearing hood and holding club.
Dog (?) head within decorated initial Q.
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