MS M.399, fol. 25v

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Da Costa hours
Illuminated by Simon Bening (1483/84–1561)

Ghent, Belgium
ca. 1515
172 x 125 mm

Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913), 1910

MS M.399, fol. 25v

Christ: Ecce Homo—On a balcony, Pilate, holding a staff in his right hand, stands beside Christ, who is wearing a crown of thorns and a cloak. Below, a crowd of Jews, some holding staffs, taunt Christ.
The miniature and text are framed by a foliate border.


Image courtesy of Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, Graz/Austria.