We drove to New York City and picked up a friend from Dallas on Dec. 16. After visiting Elizabeth Taylor's jewels, having lunch at Sylvia's in Harlem we drove to the Cloisters, a collection of medieval art and treasures in an ancient abbey on the far northwest corner of Manhattan. It is now a state park.
The statue of St. Margaret: ca 1330-1340.
Stained glass from the castle of Ebreichsdorf south of Vienna near the border of present day Hungary.
Cloister arcades from the Cisterian Abbey at Bonnefront-en-Comminges and other nearby monasteries made of marble from the late 13th or early 14th century.
Two Riddles of the Queen of Sheba from the Upper Rhineland, Strasbourg, 1490-1500.
Doorway and Staircase Entrance from the courtyard at 29 rue de la Tannerie, Abbeville, France, Picardy (Somme), late 15th or early 16th century.
A view west across the Hudson River.
Embroidered hanging with Old Testament Scenes: Silk on linen, Germany, Lower Saxony, late 14th century.
The Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duke of Berry: Completed in 1408 or 1409, the Belles Heures is a private devotional book.