Da Costa hours
Illuminated by Simon Bening (1483/84–1561)
172 x 125 mm
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913), 1910
MS M.399, fol. 9r
A calendar page is shown within an illusionistic wood frame. On the right side of the frame is a statue of a male figure wearing a pilgrim's hat (possibly Apostle James Major, whose feast day is July 25) within an illusionistic architectural niche. Along the bottom border is a landscape. Within the landscape is a lion, the zodiac sign Leo, enclosed in an illusionistic frame.
Image courtesy of Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, Graz/Austria.