MS M.399, fol. 167r

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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. 167r

The initial D beginning None of the Hours of the Virgin encloses a flower and is decorated with foliate ornament.
Scene, sports and games: Top-spinning―In the border framing the text, two children spin tops within an architectural setting decorated with a statue in an architectural niche.


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