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. 48v
Judas: receiving Silver -- Judas, right hand raised, purse at waist, stands before portal. Scene in front of building, landscape in background, within architectural frame.
Absalom: winning Favor -- Man stands behind Absalom, left hand raised, accepting, with right hand, crown and scepter offered by foremost of group of men, all wearing hats. Scene in front of city gate, within architectural frame.
Caption between vignettes reads, ABSALO(M) LA MORT CONSPIRA DE SON PERE CO(M)ME MAUDIT JUDAS LE TRAISTRE IN OCURA (?) LA MORT IES(US) ET LE VENDIT.
Margins decorated with floreate border, including thistles, inhabited by fantastic animal, wearing mantle, kneeling with joined hands raised.
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