MS M.399, fol. 29r

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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. 29r

Christ: Crucifixion—The Virgin Mary, who is veiled, and Evangelist John, who is kneeling and weeping, flank Christ, who, wearing a crown of thorns and a short loincloth, is affixed to the cross with three nails.
The miniature and text are framed by a border decorated with flowers, strawberries, a snail, a bee, and two butterflies.


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