Da Costa hours
Illuminated by Simon Bening (1483/84–1561)
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913), 1910
The initial D beginning the Matins of the Hours of the Holy Spirit is decorated with foliate ornament.
A border frames the text. AVE MARIA GRACIA PLENA is inscribed in the lower and right borders.
Image courtesy of Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, Graz/Austria.