Da Costa hours
Illuminated by Simon Bening (1483/84–1561)
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913), 1910
A calendar page is shown within an illusionistic wood frame. On the right side of the frame is a statue of a male figure in an illusionistic architectural niche. Along the bottom border is a landscape. Within the landscape is a bull, the zodiac sign Taurus, standing in a field enclosed by a fence. It is within an illusionistic roundel frame.
Image courtesy of Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, Graz/Austria.