225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016. Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station
Book of Hours
Italy, possibly the Veneto, ca. 1425-1450
MS M.1089 fol. 90r
Virgin Mary: Annunciation -- Within initial D, archangel Gabriel, nimbed, hands crossed on breast, holding stalk of three lilies with right hand, is opposite prie-dieu on which is open book. Virgin Mary, nimbed and veiled with hands crossed on breast is next to the prie-dieu. Behind her is doorway. Dove of Holy Ghost hovers above amid rays.
Margins decorated with border of floreate ornament on gold bars inhabited by birds. On each corner floreate medallion enclosing head of man or youth wearing hat.
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