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. 37v
Christ: Return from Egypt -- Christ Child, rays as nimbus, raising right hand, with left hand holds right hand of Joseph the Carpenter, wearing hood, carrying bundle on stick over left shoulder. At right stands Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled. Scene in landscape setting, within architectural frame.
Jacob: fleeing from Laban -- Jacob, wearing hat, with left forefinger extended, stands beside Leah or Rebecca, veiled, beside three camels. Behind them is group of men (?), wearing hats (only tops of heads of all but one visible). Scene in landscape setting, within architectural frame.
Caption between vignettes reads, JACOB VERS LES PAT(RE)S HENAT EN LA TERRE DE CHAUANEE FIGURE IESUS RETOURNAT EN LA REGION DE IUDEE.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including violas, inhabited by fantastic animal.
Fly within decorated initial D.
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