225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016. Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station
Book of Hours
France, perhaps Paris, ca. 1465
MS M.1027 fol. 90r
Shepherds: Annunciation -- Of three shepherds, one sits in foreground playing bagpipe. Two look up, one sitting on ground, wearing hat, holding staff with left hand, shielding eyes with right hand. The other, wearing hat on back, stands holding pedum with left hand, shielding eyes with right hand. The two look up toward half figure of angel on cloud, holding scroll inscribed PUER NATUS EST NOBIS ET.
Scene in landscape with rocky outcrop, city in background, two dogs and two groups of sheep in foreground.
Initial D decorated with foliate ornament.
Margins decorated with border of foliate and floreate ornament including fern, columbine and viola.
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