225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016. Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station

Medieval & Renaissance Manuscripts

« Previous Next »   Thumbnails

Northeastern France, during last quarter of the 13th century
MS M.969 fol. 253r

See more information »

Beginning of Ecclesiasticus.
Solomon: Scene, addressing Christ-Logos -- Solomon, crowned, receives book from half-figure of Christ, cross-nimbed, raising right hand in gesture of blessing, emerging from cloudy-arc of heaven. Below him is scribe, seated at desk, writing in open book with pseudo inscription. Scene within decorated initial O.
In left margin is half figure of angel and half-figure of man, wearing hat.
On left side of lower margin is monkey holding string attached to stake, and two birds. On right side of lower margin is woman, wearing headdress, churning butter.

(27 of 72)