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. 44v
Christ: Purging of Temple -- Of two money changers, both wearing hats, one kneels on ground, raises left hand, and turns to look at Christ, rays as nimbus, raising stick in right hand. Coins on ground in foreground. Scene in room with portal, within architectural frame.
Judas Maccabaeus: Cleansing of Sanctuary -- Judas Maccabaeus, wearing hat, raises right forefinger and extends left hand toward man, wearing hat, and man, raising right hand and holding hat in left hand. Scene in landscape setting, within architectural frame.
Caption between vignettes reads, JUDAS MACHABEUS FIT METTRE HORS DE TEMPLE LES PUANTEURS JESUS AUSSI PRINA DYESTRA LES BENDEURS ET LES ACHETEURS.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including violas, thistles, daisies, and strawberries, inhabited by bird and by fantastic animal, winged.
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