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. 43v
Christ: Entry into Jerusalem -- Christ, rays as nimbus, raising right hand in blessing, sits on ass, stepping on garment on ground and walking toward city gate. Behind Christ is group of nimbed apostles (only tops of heads of all but one visible). Scene within architectural frame.
Elisha: met by Sons of Prophets -- Elisha, wearing hat, extends his hands toward five (?) men, one with hands extended (three with only tops of heads visible). Scene in front of building in landscape setting, within architectural frame.
Caption between vignettes reads, AINSI QUE L'ADUENT DE HELISEE AU DIGNE ESTAT DE PROPHETIE FUT EN IESUSALEM PRISEE LA VENUE DU SAINT MESSIE.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including violas and daisies, inhabited by bird and by hybrid man, wearing hat.
Viola within decorated initial A.
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