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. 43r
Christ: Entry into Jerusalem -- Christ, rays as nimbus, raising right hand in blessing, sits on ass that steps on garment on ground and walks toward city gate, upon which is man (only head and shoulders visible). Behind Christ is group of nimbed apostles (only tops of heads of all but one visible). Scene within architectural frame.
David: Spoiling of Goliath and David: Glorification -- Of two women, wearing hats, one plays lute before David, wearing hat, who holds upright sword, upon which is head of Goliath, bleeding from neck and wound in forehead. Scene in front of building, within architectural frame.
Caption between vignettes reads, EN IERUSALEM FIRENT FESTE LORS QUE IH(ES)U(S) CRIST Y ENTRA AINSI QUE QUA(N)T DAVID MONSTRA DE GOLIAS L'ORRIBLE TESTE.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including violas, inhabited by bird and by hybrid man, wearing hat.
Fly within decorated initial O.
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