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. 34v
Christ: Presentation -- Simeon, wearing miter, stands behind altar and holds in draped hands nude Christ Child, rays as nimbus (?), with hands raised. At right, Joseph the Carpenter and Prophetess Anna, wearing hat and veil, stand behind Virgin Mary, extending hands toward the Christ Child. Scene in room decorated with curtain, within architectural frame.
Samuel: Circumcision -- Two men and a woman, wearing hats, stand behind Hannah, wearing headdress, supporting nude infant Samuel on altar. At right, mohel, wearing hat, circumcises Samuel with knife held in left hand. Scene in room decorated with curtain, within architectural frame.
Caption between vignette reads, ANNE SAISANT DEUOTEMENT DE SAMUEL OBLATION NOUS FIGURE LA CHEUEMENT DE LA PURIFICATION.
Dog (?) head within decorated initial Q.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including cornflowers, roses, and strawberries, inhabited by hybrid man, wearing hood and holding club (?).
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