Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Cloisters - New York City, NY

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.

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