225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016. Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station
Netherlands, Utrecht, ca. 1440
MS M.87 fol. 405r
Initial E enclosing half figure of Evangelist John, nimbed, with right hand raised in blessing and with left hand holding chalice with a serpent (poison cup); against filigree background, at beginning of Chapter for Vigil Feast of All Saints (10.31). Initial H enclosing half figure of Rabanus Maurus of Mainz, nimbed, wearing miter and bishop’s vestments, with right hand holding crozier and with left hand holding book; against filigree background, at beginning of First Lesson for Vigil Feast of All Saints (10.31). Margins decorated on three sides with scrolling floreate and foliate decoration, inhabited by two prophets, wearing hats, emerging from clouds, holding scrolls inscribed HODIE OM(NIUM) and FIDE P(ER) CLA(R)I (?) (right).
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