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. 198r
The initial A, which begins the prayer to Five Wounds of Christ, Ave uulnus lateris nostri redemptoris, is decorated with foliate ornament.
A border decorated with flowers and pearls within panels of a diamond pattern frames the text. In the right border, a pendant inscribed IHS hangs within one panel. A jeweled pendant hangs in a panel in the lower border.
Image courtesy of Akademische Druck- u. Verlagsanstalt, Graz/Austria.