Da Costa hours
Illuminated by Simon Bening (1483/84–1561)
172 x 125 mm
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913), 1910
MS M.399, fol. 195r
The initial S beginning the prayer Sancte salve facies is decorated with foliate ornament.
The text is framed by a border with a forest scene inhabited by two rabbits beside a pond and a squirrel climbing a tree.
Image courtesy of Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, Graz/Austria.