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. 47r
Christ: anointed by Woman -- Christ, rays as nimbus, raising left hand, sits at table upon which are plate, knife, and bread. He is flanked by two men, wearing hats, one raising left hand, another raising left forefinger. In foreground is Mary Magdalen, holding her hair in her hands, beside open ointment jar on ground. Scene in room, within architectural frame.
Miriam: punished with Leprosy -- Aaron, wearing hat, touches with his right hand Miriam, wearing hat and veil, kneeling with joined hands raised. They face horned Moses, extending right hand and raising left forefinger. Scene in landscape setting, within architectural frame.
Caption between vignettes reads, DE LEPRE RENDIT TOUTE SAME MOYSE SA SEUR PRESQUE POURRIE JESUS AUSSI RENDIT GARIE DE TO(US) PECHIEZ LA MAGDALAINE.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including violas, roses, and strawberries, inhabited by hybrid man, winged, wearing hood.
Fly in decorated initial D.
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