MS M.399, fol. 125v

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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. 125v

Within a landscape, a nimbed Evangelist Matthew holds a halberd in his right hand and glances to the right. A nimbed angel standing behind him raises her right hand to her chest. The scene is framed by a border decorated with flowers and inhabited by a caterpillar and a butterfly.


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