MS M.399, fol. 328v

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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. 328v

Elizabeth of Hungary: Feeding poor―An angel extends one of three crowns held in her left hand toward the head of Elizabeth of Hungary, who is nimbed and wearing a veil and wimple. Elizabeth is giving a loaf from a basket to a man dressed in rags holding a basket on his right hand. She stands within doorway of a building.
The scene is framed by a decorated border.


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