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. 47v
Christ: anointed by Woman -- Christ, rays as nimbus, raising right hand, sits at table upon which are plate, knife, and bread. He is flanked by two men, wearing hats, one raising right forefinger, the other raising right hand. In foreground is Mary Magdalen, holding her hair in her hands, beside open ointment jar on ground. Scene in room, within architectural frame.
David: rebuked by Nathan -- Nathan, wearing hat, extends hands toward David, crowned, seated on throne, with joined hands raised. Scene in room, within architectural frame.
Caption between vignettes reads, NATHA(N) PRIA TANT POUR DAUID QUE LA GRACE LUI POUR CHASSA DIEU AUSSI MAGDALENE VIT QUI SES PECHIEZ LUY EFFASSA.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including violas, roses, cornflowers, and strawberries, inhabited by hybrid animal, winged, wearing hood.
Dog (?) head in decorated initial T.
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