MS M.399, fol. 70v

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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. 70v

Christ: Ecce Homo— Christ, who has a rayed nimbus, is partially nude, wearing a crown of thorns and a purple cloak over His shoulders. He is bleeding. Surrounding Him are Pilate holding a staff in his left hand, soldiers, and a man wearing a pointed cap. He appears on a balcony before a crowd of Jews taunting Him. To the right are armed soldiers.


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