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. 123v
A nimbed Evangelist Mark holds a book in his left hand and glances toward the right. A nimbed lion lies at his feet. They are within a landscape with buildings and a ship on a river. The scene is framed by a border decorated with various flowers.
Image courtesy of Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, Graz/Austria.