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. 50r
Christ: confounding Soldiers -- Christ, rays as nimbus, stands, raising right hand and extending left hand toward group of soldiers, wearing armor, reclining on ground (most with only tops of heads visible). Above is chalice on rocky outcrop. Scene in landscape setting, within architectural frame.
Angel: Fall -- Archangel Michael, nimbed, holding shield in left hand, extends cross staff in right hand toward angel, above devils falling into flames. At right above, Christ-Logos, rays as nimbus, wearing imperial crown, raisies right hand in blessing and holds cross-surmounted globe in left hand, within cloud-edged arc of heaven, rayed.
Caption between vignettes reads, LUCIFER PAR PRESUMPTION TREBUSELN EN L'INFERNAL LIEU LES IUIS PAR [...]STINATION TREBUSCHET AUSSI DEUANT DIEU.
Margins decorated with floreate border, inhabited by fantastic animal, winged.
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