Da Costa hours
Illuminated by Simon Bening (1483/84–1561)
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913), 1910
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.