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

Book of Hours
England, possibly York, 1316-1331
MS G.50 fol. 19r

See more information »

Virgin Mary: Coronation -- Virgin Mary, nimbed, veiled, and crowned, joins her hands and glances toward Christ, pearled crossed nimbus, crowned. He raises His right hand in blessing and holds book in His left hand. Both sit on cushioned bench. Below, veiled female donor kneels with her joined hands raised in profile, beneath one of three ogival, multilobed arches. Scene with gold diapered background (except for diapered pattern behind the donor), within initial D decorated with intertwined tendrils and foliage and with diapered and patterned spandrels.
Margins decorated with cusped rectilinear bars and foliage.
Margin, upper: hybrid man blows bannered trumpet decorated with heraldry of Delisle of Rougemont (or a fess between two chevrons sable).
Margin, right: hybrid man plays pipe and strikes drum with stick; bird is perched on foliate stem.
Margin, lower: Ages of Man: Eight (First Age) -- Woman, wearing wimpled veil, as questioner, holds bird (?) and inscribed scroll in her left hand. She stands beside youth, as respondent, who raises his right hand and inscribed scroll in his left hand. Flanking them is rabbit pursued by dog.
Margin, left: bird is perched on foliate stem.

(6 of 29)