Da Costa hours
Illuminated by Simon Bening (1483/84–1561)
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913), 1910
The Da Costa arms (gules, six argent rib bones) are suspended from a helmet within an illusionistic architectural niche. Two rib bones form a crest on the top of the helmet. Two putti, standing on columns and holding garlands, flank the arms.
All are within an illusionistic wood frame.
Image courtesy of Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, Graz/Austria.