Da Costa hours
Illuminated by Simon Bening (1483/84–1561)
Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913), 1910
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.