MS M.399, fol. 140v

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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. 140v

Virgin Mary: Visitation―Within a rocky landscape, the Virgin Mary, who is veiled and has a rayed nimbus, grasps the right hand of a veiled and nimbed Elizabeth. In the distance, a figure (Zacharias?) stands within the archway of a city gate. The scene is framed by a border with a landscape. Two male figures, one with his arm around the other's shoulders, stand in a road leading to a city gate. A dog walks along a road toward a small bridge crossing a river in front of a city gate.


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