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. 42r
Christ: Transfiguration -- Christ, emitting rays, his face, hands, and feet gold, stands with hands raised. He is flanked in sky by half-figures of horned Moses, with right forefinger raised, and Elias, with left forefinger raised. Below are half-figures of Apostle James Major, joined hands raised; and Apostle Peter, joined hands raised. Scene in landscape, within architectural frame.
Abraham: entertaining the Angels -- Three angels, one raising left hand and right forefinger, stand beside Abraham, seated or kneeling, with joined hands raised. Scene in front of building, within architectural frame.
Caption between vignettes reads, DE TROYS ANGES VNG ADORA ABRAHAM POUR SA DIGNITE QUI VNG SEUL DIEU PREFIGURA TROYS PERSONES EN TRINITE.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including thistles and strawberries, inhabited by moth and by fantastic animal.
Moth in decorated initial C.
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