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. 117v
Christological Scene -- Christ, decorated crossed nimbus, sits on architectural bench, with hands outstretched, issuing red rays toward nimbed male saints kneeling, two with joined hands raised and one with hand raised, all flanking Him.
Scene under multifoil arch, 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, two animals.
In right margin, horned hybrid man, and heraldic escutcheon of du Bois (argent, two bars and a canton gules).
In lower margin, hybrid man, wearing broad pointed hat, gesturing toward woman raising two fingers of right hand, monkey holding comb and mirror, two birds, and hybrid man on hind legs, and heraldic escutcheon of du Bois, variant (argent, two bars gules, on a canton of the second a mullet of the field).
In left margin, two birds, and heraldic escutcheon of du Bois (argent, two bars and a canton gules).
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