MS M.399, fol. 316v

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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. 316v

Rochus of Montpellier: displaying leg wound―An angel wearing vestments indicates with both hands a wound on the leg of a nimbed Rochus of Montpellier, who is pulling his garments up to show a wound. He wears a pilgrim's hat and carries a staff in his left hand. A dog sitting beside him holds a loaf in its mouth. A building appears in the background.

The scene is framed by a border decorated with flowers, including viola, roses, and a strawberry, and inhabited by a butterfly and birds, including a peacock.


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