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. 36r
Christ: Flight into Egypt, Fall of Idols -- Three men (?), wearing hats, and Joseph the Carpenter are behind Virgin Mary, veiled, holding Christ Child, rays as nimbus. At right is column from which a statue (idol) of nude male holding shield falls. Scene in front of buildings, within architectural frame.
Moses: receiving Law, Moses: Golden Calf, and Moses: breaking Tables of Law -- Moses, horned, extends hands toward column upon which is golden calf and at foot of which are broken Tablets of Law. Behind him are four men, wearing hats. On hill above, half-figure of Christ-Logos, rays as nimbus, extends Tablets of Law toward half-figure of horned Moses. Scene in landscape setting, within architectural frame.
Caption between vignettes reads, MOYSE QUI DESTRUISIT LE VIAU D'ARAIN JHESU CRIST SIGNIFIE SELON LE TESTAMENT NOUIAU QUI DEFERMSIT YDOLATRIE.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including columbines, inhabited by fantasic animal, holding scimitar in left hand, about to strike another fantastic animal. In left margin is scroll with pseudo-inscription.
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