MS M.399, fol. 27v

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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. 27v

Christ: Crucifixion, nailed to Cross—Two men nail the hands of Christ, who is wearing a crown of thorns and a loincloth, to the cross with hammers. A third man pulls a rope attached to the end of the right arm of the cross. A fourth man, whose back is turned, is at His feet. Two groups of figures look on.
The miniature and text are framed by a border decorated with candelabrum forms and foliate motifs.


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