MS M.399, fol. 7r

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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. 7r

A calendar page is shown within an illusionistic wood frame. Along the bottom border is a landscape. Within the landscape enclosed in an illusionistic roundel frame is a nude human figure with one head and two embracing bodies, the zodiac sign Gemini.


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