MS M.399, fol. 13r

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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. 13r

Zodiac sign: Sagittarius―A calendar page is shown within an illusionistic wood frame. On the right side of the frame are two statues of male figures within illusionistic architectural niches. Along the bottom border is a landscape. Superimposed on the landscape is a roundel frame, and within the frame is a centaur aiming a bow and arrow.


Image courtesy of Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, Graz/Austria.