MS M.399, fol. 10v

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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. 10v

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.