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. 42v
Christ: Transfiguration -- Christ, emitting rays, stands with hands raised. His face, hands, and feet are gold. He is flanked in sky by half-figures of horned Moses, with right forefinger raised, and Elias, tonsured, wearing cleric's robes, with left forefinger raised. Below are half-figures of Apostle Peter, joined hands raised; Evangelist John, hands raised; and Apostle James Major. All three nimbed. Scene in landscape, within architectural frame.
Hebrews Three: in Fiery Furnace -- Man, wearing hat, raising left hand and holding stick in right hand, stands in front of furnace within which are three nude infants amid flames. At left, behind wall, is Nebuchadnezzar, wearing crown, beside another man, wearing hat (only heads and shoulders visible). Scene in front of building, within architectural frame.
Caption between vignettes reads, PAR LES ENFANS DU FEU JETTES EN LA FOURNAISE ABHOMINABLE SANS SENTIR MAL DE DIEU NOTES LA TRINITE INSEPARABLE.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including thistles and strawberries, inhabited by moth and by fantastic animal.
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