Da Costa hours
Illuminated by Simon Bening (1483/84–1561)
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913), 1910
Occupations of the month: September―A man guides a plow pulled by two horses through a field enclosed by a fence. A second man sows seeds held in his apron. A sack of grain is on the ground beside him. Crows fly into the field to eat seeds. To the left of the field, a man knocks acorns from trees to feed the pigs below. Beyond, two figures walk along a road beside which is a house. A landscape is visible in the distance
The sceneeend is within an illusionistic wood frame.
Image courtesy of Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, Graz/Austria.