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. 38v
Christ: Flight into Egypt -- Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled, sits on ass, holding swaddled infant Jesus, rays as nimbus. Behind them stands Joseph the Carpenter, wearing hat. Scene in landscape setting, within architectural frame.
David: let down from Window -- From window, Michal holds rope from which David, wearing crown, descends. At right, four soldiers, wearing armor (only tops of heads of two visible), walk through open portal into building. Scene within architectural frame.
Caption between vignettes reads, LE ROY SAUL Q(UI) PROCURA DAVID LE UISTE A LA MORT METTRE HERODE NO(US) DO(N)NE CONGNOISTRE QUI LA MORT IES(US) CONSPIRA.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including roses and strawberries, inhabited by bird and by fantastic animal, winged.
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