225 Madison Avenue at 36th Street, New York, NY 10016. Just a short walk from Grand Central and Penn Station
Book of Hours
Italy, Milan, ca. 1450-1475
MS M.80 fol. 85r
Initial D, decorated with foliate ornament, enclosing half figure of David, nimbed, playing psaltery.
Margins decorated with floreate ornament framed with, and with background of, gold, surrounding medallions enclosing: Naphtali holding scroll inscribed NEP[TALI]; psaltry; bust of Daniel holding scroll inscribed DANIEL; cameo bust of man flanked by initials C and V; cameo bust of man, bearded, wearing turban like headdress, flanked by initials E and I; half figure of Isaiah holding scroll inscribed ISAIA; half figure of David, nimbed, holding scimitar with right hand and grasping hair on head of Goliath, stone on his forehead (David: Spoiling of Goliath); half figure of Noah holding scroll inscribed NOE.
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