MS M.399, fol. 58v

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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. 58v

Christ: Mocked—Three men mock Christ, who has a rayed nimbus and is wearing a purple garment. One of the men extends a cattail to Him. Two others press down on the crown of thorns with sticks. In the background behind a balustrade, two men, one of whom is Pilate, look on. A view of buildings is visible from a window on the back wall of the room. The scene is framed by a decorative border.


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